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The integration between vegetation data, human disturbance factors, and geo-spatial data (Digital Elevation Model (DEM) and image data) is a particular challenge for vegetation mapping in mountainous areas. The present study aimed to incorporate the relationships between species distribution (or vegetation spatial distribution pattern) and topography and(More)
The use of native species in forest restoration has been increasingly recognized as an effective means of restoring ecosystem functions and biodiversity to degraded areas across the world. However, successful selection of species adapted to local conditions requires specific knowledge which is often lacking, especially in developing countries. In order to(More)
PREMISE OF THE STUDY Tithonia diversifolia (Asteraceae) is an invasive plant species that can outcompete natives and thus poses a great threat to biodiversity in introduced areas. Here, expressed sequence tag-simple sequence repeat (EST-SSR) markers were developed and characterized. METHODS AND RESULTS Sixteen polymorphic microsatellite loci were isolated(More)
The mean temperature of the growing season has been found to correlate with treeline position across the globe, but regional variation still needs to be explained. In the present study, we explored how the elevation of the alpine treeline varies with slope exposure and the distinct influence of the summer monsoon in the Three Parallel Rivers region of SW(More)
China currently put the development of its western region as one of the most important goals. This greatly stimulated the initiative of hydropower development in its ecological sensitive Yunnan Province. Yet the use of a single tool, like strategy environment assessment (SEA), to achieve sustainable hydropower exploitations remains challenge. Through(More)
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