Small-scale species richness and its spatial variation in an alpine meadow on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

Abstract

We investigated how the high small-scale species richness of an alpine meadow on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, China, is maintained. This area is characterized by strong wind and severe cold during long winters. In winter, most livestock is grazed on dead leaves in small pastures near farmers’ residences, whereas in the short summer, livestock is grazed in… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11284-007-0423-7

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