10 Works

Recognition of dominant driving factors behind sap flow of Liquidambar formosana based on back-propagation neutral network method

Jie Tu, Qijing Liu & Jianping Wu
Aims: This study focused on the applicability of back-propagation (BP) neural networks in simulating sap flow (SF) using meteorological factors and a phenological index (PI) for Liquidambar formosana, a deciduous broad-leaf tree species in subtropical China, and thus providing a useful and promising alternative to traditional methods for transpiration prediction. Methods: Three-layered BP models with an architecture 4-10-1 (four neurons in the input layer, ten neurons in the hidden layer and one neuron in the...

Effects of soil phosphorus, light, AMF and jasmonic acid on growth and defense of Plantago lanceolata

Arjen Biere, Minggang Wang & Laiye Qu
This dataset contains data from a two-part greenhouse experiments described in the paper: “Qu, L., Wang, M., and Biere, A. (2021) Interactive effects of Mycorrhizae, Soil Phosphorus and Light on Growth and Induction and Priming of Defense in Plantago lanceolata. Frontiers in Plant Science 12: 647372”. The experiment investigates the effects of a factorial combination of three factors: inoculation with AMF (the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Funneliformis mosseae; yes/no), soil phosphorus level (Soil P, 10.5 vs....

Dataset of Phylogenomics of the olive family Oleaceae

Wenpan Dong
Deep-branching phylogenetic relationships are often difficult to resolve because phylogenetic signals are obscured by the long history and complexity of evolutionary processes, such as ancient introgression/hybridization, polyploidization and incomplete lineage sorting. Phylogenomics has been effective in providing information for resolving both deep- and shallow-scale relationships across all branches of the tree of life. Concatenated and coalescence trees based on the plastid genome, nuclear SNPs and multiple nuclear genes suggest events of incomplete lineage sorting and/or...

Densities of mollusc species at different sites along the Chinese coast

He-Bo Peng, Ying-Chi Chan, Tanya Compton, Xue-Fei Cheng, David Melville, Shou-Dong Zhang, Zhengwang Zhang, Guangchun Lei, Zhijun Ma & Theunis Piersma
Aim: Molluscs are important grazers, filter and deposit feeders, scavengers and predators, which in turn are food for shorebirds, fish and people. Some species, targeted as human food, have been cultured along the Chinese coast for hundreds of years. To examine whether aquacultural practices have meanwhile affected biodiversity gradients, we measured mollusc community structure along the coast of China in habitats which are intensively used by humans. Location: Chinese coast Methods: We sampled 21 intertidal...

Host personality predicts cuckoo egg rejection in Daurian redstarts Phoenicurus auroreus

Jinggang Zhang, Peter Santema, Jianqiang Li, Lixing Yang, Wenhong Deng & Bart Kempenaers
In species that are subject to brood parasitism, there is typically variation in individuals’ responses to parasitic eggs, with some rejecting the eggs while others do not. Whilst some factors, such as host age (breeding experience), the degree of egg matching and the level of perceived risk of brood parasitism have been shown to influence host decisions, a lot of the variation remains unexplained. The host personality hypothesis suggests that personality traits of the host...

Uptake of nitrogen forms by diploid and triploid white poplar depends on seasonal carbon use strategy and elevated summer ozone

Miaomiao Wang, Guolei Li, Zhaozhong Feng, Yong Liu, Yansen Xu & Mercedes Uscola
This dataset contains data from an experiment described in the paper: "Miaomiao Wang, Guolei Li, Zhaozhong Feng, Yong Liu, Yansen Xu, Mercedes Uscola. Uptake of nitrogen forms by diploid and triploid white poplar depends on seasonal carbon use strategy and elevated summer ozone. Journal of Experimental Botany, erab317, https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erab317". In the study, we investigated the mechanisms of N forms acquisition in response to developmental phase allowing us to analyze the plasticity in N forms preferences...

Habitat alteration facilitates the dominance of invasive species through disrupting niche partitioning in floodplain wetlands

Yuyu Wang, Wenzhuo Tan, Bin Li, Li Wen & Guangchun Lei
Aim: Exotic species invasion often leads to declines in local and regional biodiversity, particularly in freshwater ecosystems. This biodiversity loss is generally facilitated by human activities such as land cover change and hydrological alternation. Recent advances in stable isotope analysis (SIA) have been highlighted in many studies addressing fundamental issues in invasion ecology, especially in quantifying competition for resources between native and exotic species. However, how anthropogenic disturbance influences trophic relationships among invasive and native...

Functional relationship between woody plants and insect communities in response to Bursaphelenchus xylophilus infestation in the Three Gorges Reservoir region

Zhuang Wang, Lijuan Zhao, Jiaqi Liu, Yajie Yang, Juan Shi, Juanbao Wen & Ruihe Gao
To study the effect of the invasion of Bursaphelenchus xylophilus on the functional relationship between woody plants and insect communities, the populations of tree species and insect communities were investigatived in the Masson pine forests with different infestation durations of B. xylophilus.

Nutrient trade-offs mediated by ectomycorrhizal strategies in plants: Evidence from an Abies species in subalpine forest

Lulu Chen, Chao Jiang, Xiangping Wang, Qiuhong Feng, Xingliang Liu, Zuoxin Tang & Osbert Jianxin Sun
1. Ectomycorrhizal (ECM) symbiosis is an evolutionary biological trait of higher plants for effective nutrient uptakes. However, little is known that how the formation and morphological differentiations of ECM roots mediate the nutrients of below- and aboveground plant tissues and the balance among nutrient elements across environmental gradients. Here we investigated the effects of ECM foraging strategies on root and foliar N and P concentrations and N:P ratio Abies faxoniana under variations of climate and...

Hierarchy of the factors influencing the broad-scale waterbirds functional diversity gradients in temperate China

Yamian Zhang, Wenzhuo Tan, Li Wen, Qing Zeng, Haitao Tan, Yifei Jia & Guangchun Lei
Geographical gradients in species diversity have long fascinated biogeographers and ecologists. However, the extent and generality of the positive/negative effects of the important factors governing functional diversity (FD) patterns are still debated, especially for the freshwater domain. We examined lake productivity and functional richness (FRic) of waterbirds sampled from 35 lakes and reservoirs in northern China with a geographic coverage of over 5 million km2. We used structural equation modelling (SEM) to explore the causal...

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  • 2021

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  • Beijing Forestry University
  • Department of Planning and Environment
  • Beijing Normal University
  • Max Planck Institute for Ornithology
  • Yunnan University
  • Fudan University
  • Nederlands Instituut voor Ecologie
  • Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
  • Sichuan Academy of Forestry
  • Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology