Tsechoe Dorji

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Global climate change is predicted to have large impacts on the phenology and reproduction of alpine plants, which will have important implications for plant demography and community interactions, trophic dynamics, ecosystem energy balance, and human livelihoods. In this article we report results of a 3-year, fully factorial experimental study exploring how(More)
The timing of the fruit-set stage (i.e., start and end of fruit set) is crucial in a plant's life cycle, but its response to temperature change is still unclear. We investigated the timing of seven phenological events, including fruit-set dates during 3 yr for six alpine plants transplanted to warmer (approximately +3.5°C in soils) and cooler (approximately(More)
Understanding how biotic interactions and abiotic conditions affect plant performance is important for predicting changes in ecosystem function and services in variable environments. We tested how performances of Astragalus rigidulus and Potentilla fruticosa change along gradients of biotic interactions (represented by plant species richness, abundance of(More)
Organisms' life cycles consist of hierarchical stages, from a single phenological stage (for example, flowering within a season), to vegetative and reproductive phases, to the total lifespan of the individual. Yet phenological events are typically studied in isolation, limiting our understanding of life history responses to climate change. Here, we(More)
Our ability to predict how temperature modifies phenology at the community scale is limited by our lack of understanding of responses by functional groups of flowering plants. These responses differ among species with different life histories. We performed a reciprocal transplant experiment along four elevation gradients (e.g., 3,200, 3,400, 3,600 and 3,800(More)
On the western Tibetan Plateau the endangered Tibetan antelope Pantholops hodgsoni 112 has traditionally been hunted for subsistence purposes. Although several hunting techniques are 113 used, a common one that leaves evidence on the landscape is the use of earth or stone 114 diversionary barriers, or drive-lines, with both leg-hold traps and hiding(More)
The molecular diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi remains largely unexplored in sedge-dominated ecosystems, much less their responses to global climate change and grazing. To determine the molecular diversity of AM fungi and how they are affected by climate change and grazing, we examined AM fungal communities inside roots in a sedge meadow(More)
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