(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Vegetation patterns and species-environment relationships in the Gurbantunggut Desert of China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

QIAN Y. (1) ; WU Z. (2) ; ZHAO R. (1 3) ; ZHANG L. (1) ;
(1) Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Urumqi, CHINE
(2) Colllege of Resources and Environment Sciences, Xinjiang Univ., Urumqi, CHINE
(3) Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, CHINE


This paper, with CCA and other quantitaive methods, compares the characteristics of vegetation distribution in the longitudinal and transverse directions across the landscape in the Gurbantunggut Desert, and discusses the response to spatially varying gradients of environmental factors, such as landform morphology and soil physical and chemical properties. Thus, this paper aims to provide ecological understanding of the relationship between the vegetation patterns and environmental factors on a quantitative level, to aid vegetation rehabilitation and ecological re-building


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2008, vol. 18, no4 [pp. 400-414]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 5 fig., 3 tabl.



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