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Contributions of precipitation and temperature to the large scale geographic distribution of fleshy-fruited plant species: Growth form matters
Zhao, Yuan2,3; Cao, Honglin; Xu, Wubing2; Chen, Guoke2; Lian, Juyu; Du, Yanjun1,2; Ma, Keping2
2018
Source PublicationSCIENTIFIC REPORTS
ISSN2045-2322
Volume8
AbstractFruit type, an important reproductive trait, is closely related to reproduction strategy, community dynamics and biotic interactions. However, limited research has explored the geographic distribution of fruit type and the underlying abiotic factors influencing this on a large scale. Here we aim to study large-scale distribution patterns of fleshy-fruited plant species and the most important environmental drivers for different growth forms in utilizing the fruit type and distribution data for over 27000 plant species in China. Results indicated that the proportion of fleshy-fruited species was higher in southeast China, and this pattern was consistent between different growth forms. Overall, the proportion of fleshy-fruited species was higher in wet, warm, and stable environments. Notably, mean annual precipitation had the greatest predictive contribution to woody fleshy-fruited species distributions, but mean annual temperature best predicted the herbaceous fleshy-fruited species distributions. We provide the first map of a large-scale distribution of fleshy-fruited plant species for different growth forms in the northern hemisphere and show that these geographic patterns are mainly determined by contrasting climatic gradients. Recognizing that climate factors have different relationships with different growth forms of fleshy-fruited species advances our knowledge about fruit type and environment. This work contributes to predictions of the global distribution of fleshy-fruited species under future climate change scenarios and provides a reference for continued research on the complex interactions between plants, frugivores and the environment.
Subject AreaMultidisciplinary Sciences
DOI10.1038/s41598-018-35436-x
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS KeywordVERTEBRATE DISPERSAL SYNDROMES ; SEED DISPERSAL ; SPATIAL AUTOCORRELATION ; GLOBAL PATTERNS ; WOODY-PLANTS ; CLIMATE ; FOREST ; CONSTRAINTS ; EVOLUTION ; RICHNESS
WOS IDWOS:000450411700048
PublisherNATURE RESEARCH
SubtypeArticle
Publication PlaceBERLIN
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of ChinaNational Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) [31670480] ; National Specimen Information Infrastructure of China [Y5217G1001]
Corresponding Author Emailyanjundu1981@gmail.com
OAgold, Green Published
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.ibcas.ac.cn/handle/2S10CLM1/20358
Collection植被与环境变化国家重点实验室
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, South China Bot Garden, Guangzhou 510650, Guangdong, Peoples R China
2.Hainan Univ, Inst Trop Agr & Forestry, Haikou 570228, Hainan, Peoples R China
3.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Bot, State Key Lab Vegetat & Environm Change, Beijing 100093, Peoples R China
4.Peking Univ, Coll Urban & Environm Sci, Lab Earth Surface Proc, Minist Educ, Beijing 100871, Peoples R China
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Zhao, Yuan,Cao, Honglin,Xu, Wubing,et al. Contributions of precipitation and temperature to the large scale geographic distribution of fleshy-fruited plant species: Growth form matters[J]. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS,2018,8.
APA Zhao, Yuan.,Cao, Honglin.,Xu, Wubing.,Chen, Guoke.,Lian, Juyu.,...&Ma, Keping.(2018).Contributions of precipitation and temperature to the large scale geographic distribution of fleshy-fruited plant species: Growth form matters.SCIENTIFIC REPORTS,8.
MLA Zhao, Yuan,et al."Contributions of precipitation and temperature to the large scale geographic distribution of fleshy-fruited plant species: Growth form matters".SCIENTIFIC REPORTS 8(2018).
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