YU GuiRui; HU ZhongMin; FAN JiangWen; ZHONG HuaPing
Source Publicationscienceinchinaseriesdearthsciences
AbstractInvestigating the spatial and temporal variance in productivity along natural precipitation gradients is one of the most efficient approaches to improve understanding of how ecosystems respond to climate change. In this paper, by using the natural precipitation gradient of the Inner Mongolian Plateau from east to west determined by relatively long-term observations, we analyzed the temporal and spatial dynamics of aboveground net primary productivity (ANPP) of the temperate grasslands covering this region. Across this grassland transect, ANPP increased exponentially with the increase of mean annual 005MAP precipitation (MAP) (ANPP=24.47e(0.005MAP), R-2=0.48). Values for the three vegetation types desert steppe, typical steppe, and meadow steppe were: 60.86 gm(-2)a(-1), 167.14 gm(-2)a(-1) and 288.73 gm(-2)a(-1) respectively. By contrast, temperature had negative effects on ANPR The moisture index (K), which takes into account both precipitation and temperature could explain the spatial variance of ANPP better than MAP alone (ANPP=2020.34K(1.24), R-2=0.57). Temporally, we found that the inter-annual variation in ANPP (calculated as the coefficient of variation, CV) got greater with the increase of aridity. However, this trend was not correlated with the inter-annual variation of precipitation. For all of the three vegetation types, ANPP had greater inter-annual variation than annual precipitation (PPT). Their difference (ANPP CV/PPT CV) was greatest in desert steppe and least in meadow steppe. Our results suggest that in more and regions, grasslands not only have lower productivity, but also higher inter-annual variation of production. Climate change may have significant effects on the productivity through changes in precipitation pattern, vegetation growth potential, and species diversity.
Document Type期刊论文
First Author Affilication中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
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YU GuiRui,HU ZhongMin,FAN JiangWen,et al. spatiotemporaldynamicsofabovegroundprimaryproductivityalongaprecipitationgradientinchinesetemperategrassland[J]. scienceinchinaseriesdearthsciences,2007,50(5):754.
APA YU GuiRui,HU ZhongMin,FAN JiangWen,&ZHONG HuaPing.(2007).spatiotemporaldynamicsofabovegroundprimaryproductivityalongaprecipitationgradientinchinesetemperategrassland.scienceinchinaseriesdearthsciences,50(5),754.
MLA YU GuiRui,et al."spatiotemporaldynamicsofabovegroundprimaryproductivityalongaprecipitationgradientinchinesetemperategrassland".scienceinchinaseriesdearthsciences 50.5(2007):754.
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