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Document title

Biogeographic distributions of selected North American grassland plant species

published at : The physical geography of medium-sized rivers, focusing on the Southeastern and South-Central United States. Part II

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MARTINSON E.J. (1) ; EDDY Z.B. (1) ; COMMERFORD J.L. (1) ; BLEVINS E. (2) ; ROLFSMEIER S.J. (2) ; MCLAUCHLAN K.K. (2) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography, Kansas State Univ., Manhattan, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Div. of Biology, Kansas State Univ., Manhattan, ETATS-UNIS

Abstract

The AA. examined the spatial distributions of 30 abundant plant species of the grasslands of North America distributed among 4 functional groups : C4 grasses, C3 grasses, forbs, and woody species. For each species, they mapped its distribution using occurrence data from georeferenced herbarium specimens and a species distribution model (MAXENT). They then assessed which of several climate, soil, and elevation variables contribute to determining its range. Functional groups differ primarily in range size and the centroid of the ranges. Conservation of tallgrass, mixed-grass, and shortgrass prairie biomes will require a flexible strategy with widely distributed habitat over the Great Plains along both north-south and east-west gradients

Source

Thematical fascicle

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 32, no 6 [pp. 583-602]

Bibliographic references : 6 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.2747/0272-3646.32.6.583

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