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Relationships between Geographic Amphibian Species Richness Provincial Pattern and Environmental Factors in China
Author of the article:SHEN Mengwei1, BI Mengjie2, JING Qin1, CHEN Wende1, CHEN Shengbin3
Author's Workplace:1. College of Tourism and Urban-Rural Planning, Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu 610059, China;
2. College of Earth Sciences, Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu 610059, China;
3. Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Nanjing 210042, China
Key Words:biogeography; spatial distribution pattern; climate; macroecology
Abstract:Understanding the spatial patterns of species richness is a hot topic in macroecology because of its significance to biodiversity conservation. In this paper, the distribution patterns of amphibian species richness in China and its relationship with environmental factors were investigated based on the amphibian distribution data and environmental variables at provincial scale combined with GIS and statistical methods. The results showed that: (1) species richness decreased significantly with latitude rather than longitude. Amphibian richness was the highest in south and was low in north and northwest China, north Qinghai-Tibet Plateau; (2) The best model was based on the Akaike information criterion including mean annual temperature (TEM), mean temperature of the coldest month (TEMmin), net primary productivity, annual precipitation range and the standard deviation of mean monthly precipitation, moreover, the TEMmin independently explained in amphibian richness (17.6%) was higher than TEM (11.5%) as determined by hierarchical partitioning; (3) The independent effect of seasonality was lower (5.6%) than that of energy (6.1%), but much higher than that of water (4.5%) as reflected by variance partitioning. Therefore, we concluded that seasonality was one of the most important factors limiting amphibian distribution in China.
2016,(1): 9-16 收稿日期:2015-07-23
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