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dc.contributor.authorSreekar, R
dc.contributor.authorKatabuchi, M
dc.contributor.authorNakamura, A
dc.contributor.authorCorlett, RT
dc.contributor.authorSlik, JWF
dc.contributor.authorFletcher, C
dc.contributor.authorHe, F
dc.contributor.authorWeiblen, GD
dc.contributor.authorShen, G
dc.contributor.authorXu, H
dc.contributor.authorSun, IF
dc.contributor.authorCao, K
dc.contributor.authorMa, K
dc.contributor.authorChang, LW
dc.contributor.authorCao, M
dc.contributor.authorJiang, M
dc.contributor.authorGunatilleke, IAUN
dc.contributor.authorOng, P
dc.contributor.authorYap, S
dc.contributor.authorGunatilleke, CVS
dc.contributor.authorNovotny, V
dc.contributor.authorBrockelman, WY
dc.contributor.authorXiang, W
dc.contributor.authorMi, X
dc.contributor.authorLi, X
dc.contributor.authorWang, X
dc.contributor.authorQiao, X
dc.contributor.authorLi, Y
dc.contributor.authorTan, S
dc.contributor.authorCondit, R
dc.contributor.authorHarrison, RD
dc.contributor.authorPin Koh, L
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-04T12:40:37Z
dc.date.available2019-07-04T12:40:37Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn2054-5703
dc.identifier.doi10.1098/rsos.181168
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/385526
dc.description.abstractThe relationship between β-diversity and latitude still remains to be a core question in ecology because of the lack of consensus between studies. One hypothesis for the lack of consensus between studies is that spatial scale changes the relationship between latitude and β-diversity. Here, we test this hypothesis using tree data from 15 large-scale forest plots (greater than or equal to 15 ha, diameter at breast height ≥ 1 cm) across a latitudinal gradient (3–30o) in the Asia-Pacific region. We found that the observed β-diversity decreased with increasing latitude when sampling local tree communities at small spatial scale (grain size ≤0.1 ha), but the observed β-diversity did not change with latitude when sampling at large spatial scales (greater than or equal to 0.25 ha). Differences in latitudinal β-diversity gradients across spatial scales were caused by pooled species richness (γ-diversity), which influenced observed β-diversity values at small spatial scales, but not at large spatial scales. Therefore, spatial scale changes the relationship between β-diversity, γ-diversity and latitude, and improving sample representativeness avoids the γ-dependence of β-diversity.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.publisherThe Royal Society
dc.relation.ispartofissue9
dc.relation.ispartofjournalRoyal Society Open Science
dc.relation.ispartofvolume5
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode05
dc.titleSpatial scale changes the relationship between beta diversity, species richness and latitude
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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gro.rights.copyright© 2018 The Authors. Published by the Royal Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License, which permits unrestricted use, provided the original author and source are credited.
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gro.griffith.authorNakamura, Aki


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