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Bryophyte Species Richness and Composition along an Altitudinal Gradient in Gongga Mountain, China
Sun, Shou-Qin; Wu, Yan-Hong; Wang, Gen-Xu; Zhou, Jun; Yu, Dong; Bing, Hai-Jian; Luo, Ji
Corresponding AuthorSun, Shou-Qin
2013
Source PublicationPLOS ONE
ISSN1932-6203
Volume8Issue:3Pages:1–10
SubtypeArticle
AbstractAn investigation of terrestrial bryophyte species diversity and community structure along an altitudinal gradient from 2,001 to 4,221 m a.s.l. in Gongga Mountain in Sichuan, China was carried out in June 2010. Factors which might affect bryophyte species composition and diversity, including climate, elevation, slope, depth of litter, vegetation type, soil pH and soil Eh, were examined to understand the altitudinal feature of bryophyte distribution. A total of 14 representative elevations were chosen along an altitudinal gradient, with study sites at each elevation chosen according to habitat type (forests, grasslands) and accessibility. At each elevation, three 100 mx2 m transects that are 50 m apart were set along the contour line, and three 50 cmx50 cm quadrats were set along each transect at an interval of 30 m. Species diversity, cover, biomass, and thickness of terrestrial bryophytes were examined. A total of 165 species, including 42 liverworts and 123 mosses, are recorded in Gongga mountain. Ground bryophyte species richness does not show any clear elevation trend. The terrestrial bryophyte cover increases with elevation. The terrestrial bryophyte biomass and thickness display a clear humped relationship with the elevation, with the maximum around 3,758 m. At this altitude, biomass is 700.3 g m(-2) and the maximum thickness is 8 cm. Bryophyte distribution is primarily associated with the depth of litter, the air temperature and the precipitation. Further studies are necessary to include other epiphytes types and vascular vegetation in a larger altitudinal range.
KeywordPlant Community Responses Vascular Plants Montane Forests Climate-change Diversity Patterns Assemblages Photosynthesis Establishment Germination
WOS HeadingsScience & Technology
DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0058131
WOS Subject ExtendedScience & Technology - Other Topics
Indexed BySCI
WOS KeywordPLANT COMMUNITY RESPONSES ; VASCULAR PLANTS ; MONTANE FORESTS ; CLIMATE-CHANGE ; DIVERSITY ; PATTERNS ; ASSEMBLAGES ; PHOTOSYNTHESIS ; ESTABLISHMENT ; GERMINATION
Language英语
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WOS SubjectMultidisciplinary Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000315637900092
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China(41273096 ; Knowledge Innovation Project of the Chinese Academy of Sciences(KZCX2-EW-QN310 ; 30900201) ; KZCX2-YW-BR-20)
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/5449
Collection山地表生过程与生态调控重点实验室
AffiliationChinese Acad Sci, Key Lab Mt Surface Proc & Ecol Regulat, Inst Mt Hazards & Environm, Chengdu, Peoples R China
First Author Affilication中国科学院水利部成都山地灾害与环境研究所
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Sun, Shou-Qin,Wu, Yan-Hong,Wang, Gen-Xu,et al. Bryophyte Species Richness and Composition along an Altitudinal Gradient in Gongga Mountain, China[J]. PLOS ONE,2013,8(3):1–10.
APA Sun, Shou-Qin.,Wu, Yan-Hong.,Wang, Gen-Xu.,Zhou, Jun.,Yu, Dong.,...&Luo, Ji.(2013).Bryophyte Species Richness and Composition along an Altitudinal Gradient in Gongga Mountain, China.PLOS ONE,8(3),1–10.
MLA Sun, Shou-Qin,et al."Bryophyte Species Richness and Composition along an Altitudinal Gradient in Gongga Mountain, China".PLOS ONE 8.3(2013):1–10.
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