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Correlation between vegetation and environment at different levels in an arid, mountainous region of China
Gao, Nannan1; Zhou, Jihua1; Zhang, Xiaolong1; Cai, Wentao1; Guan, Tianyu1; Jiang, Lianhe; Du, Hui; Yang, Dawen2; Cong, Zhentao2; Zheng, Yuanrun
2017
Source PublicationECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION
ISSN2045-7758
Volume7Issue:14Pages:5482-5492
AbstractVegetation patterns and spatial organization are influenced by the changing environmental conditions and human activities. However, the effect of environment on vegetation at different vegetation classification levels has been unclear. We conducted an analysis to explore the relationship between environment and vegetation in the land use/land cover (LULC), vegetation group, vegetation type, and formation and subformation levels using redundancy analysis with seven landscape metrics and 33 environmental factors in the upper reaches of the Heihe River basin in an arid area of China to clarify this uncertainty. Atmospheric counter radiation was the most important factor at the four levels. The effect of soil was the second determinant factor at three levels (except in vegetation formation and subformation level). The number of variables whose relationship to vegetation reached significant levels varied from 26 to 28, and 20 variables were the same at all four levels. The factors affecting vegetation were basically the same at vegetation group level and vegetation-type level. It was sufficient to analyze the relationship between environmental and vegetation patterns only in LULC, vegetation group and vegetation formation and subformation level in mountainous regions; different factors should be considered at different vegetation levels.
Keywordenvironmental factors landscape metrics mountainous region vegetation pattern
Subject AreaBiochemistry & Molecular Biology ; Evolutionary Biology ; Genetics & Heredity
DOI10.1016/j.ympev.2016.12.038
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS KeywordLANDSCAPE METRICS ; UPPER HEIHE ; SCALE ; PATTERNS ; LAND ; TEMPERATURE ; GRADIENT ; IMPACT ; PLANTS
WOS IDWOS:000398007300002
PublisherWILEY
SubtypeArticle
Publication PlaceHOBOKEN
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of ChinaNational Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) [91225302]
Corresponding Author Emailzhengyr@ibcas.ac.cn
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.ibcas.ac.cn/handle/2S10CLM1/22191
Collection中科院北方资源植物重点实验室
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Key Lab Resource Plants, Beijing Bot Garden, West China Subalpine Bot Garden,Inst Bot, Beijing, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing, Peoples R China
3.Tsinghua Univ, State Key Lab Hydrosci & Engn, Dept Hydraul Engn, Beijing, Peoples R China
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Gao, Nannan,Zhou, Jihua,Zhang, Xiaolong,et al. Correlation between vegetation and environment at different levels in an arid, mountainous region of China[J]. ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION,2017,7(14):5482-5492.
APA Gao, Nannan.,Zhou, Jihua.,Zhang, Xiaolong.,Cai, Wentao.,Guan, Tianyu.,...&Zheng, Yuanrun.(2017).Correlation between vegetation and environment at different levels in an arid, mountainous region of China.ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION,7(14),5482-5492.
MLA Gao, Nannan,et al."Correlation between vegetation and environment at different levels in an arid, mountainous region of China".ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION 7.14(2017):5482-5492.
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