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The effect of latitudinal gradient on the species diversity of Chinese litter-dwelling thrips.

Wang J, Tong X, Wu D - Zookeys (2014)

Bottom Line: The results showed the relative abundance of Thysanoptera was over 3.0% in 4 natural reserves from subtropical and tropical zone, and reached 5.9% in one tropical reserve, only less than Acarina and Collembola.Mean density of litter thrips per plots in the tropics and subtropics was significantly higher than that in the temperate region (n=25, p<0.05), but the average density was not significantly different between tropical and subtropical zones (n=25, p>0.05).All of these results indicated that litter-dwelling thrips lived mainly in tropical and subtropical regions; meanwhile, species number and relative abundance increased with decreasing latitude.

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Affiliation: Key Laboratory of Wetland Ecology and Environment, Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130102, China ; College of Plant Science, Jilin University, Changchun 130062, China.

ABSTRACT
To understand the global distribution patterns of litter-dwelling thrips, a total 150 leaf litter samples were collected from 6 natural reserves located in three climatic regions, temperate, subtropical and tropical. The results showed the relative abundance of Thysanoptera was over 3.0% in 4 natural reserves from subtropical and tropical zone, and reached 5.9% in one tropical reserve, only less than Acarina and Collembola. In contrast it was only 0.3% in the warm temperate natural reserves, and no thrips were collected in a mid temperate reserve. The order on the average species numbers per plot of litter thrips was tropic > subtropics > temperate (n=25, p<0.05). Mean density of litter thrips per plots in the tropics and subtropics was significantly higher than that in the temperate region (n=25, p<0.05), but the average density was not significantly different between tropical and subtropical zones (n=25, p>0.05). The diversity of litter thrips in the tropics and subtropics was much higher than that in the temperate area based on comparsions of Shannon-Wiener diversity index (H'), Pielou eveness index (J), and Simpson dominance index (D). All of these results indicated that litter-dwelling thrips lived mainly in tropical and subtropical regions; meanwhile, species number and relative abundance increased with decreasing latitude.

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Locations of sampling stations in China. 1 Wuzhishan Natural Reserve, Hainan Province 2 Nankunshan Natural Reserve, Guangdong Province 3 Shennongjia Natural Reserve, Hubei Province 4 Jigongshan Natural Reserve, Henan Province 5 Yunmengshan National Forest Park, Beijing 6 Changbaishan Natural Reserve, Jilin Province.
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Figure 1: Locations of sampling stations in China. 1 Wuzhishan Natural Reserve, Hainan Province 2 Nankunshan Natural Reserve, Guangdong Province 3 Shennongjia Natural Reserve, Hubei Province 4 Jigongshan Natural Reserve, Henan Province 5 Yunmengshan National Forest Park, Beijing 6 Changbaishan Natural Reserve, Jilin Province.

Mentions: This study was conducted on six different natural reserves along a broad latitudinal gradient China (Figure 1): Wuzhishan Natural Reserve (Hainan Province), Nankunshan Natural Reserve (Guangdong Province), Shennongjia Natural Reserve (Hubei Province), Jigongshan Natural Reserve (Henan Province), Yunmengshan National Forest Park (Beijing), Changbaishan Natural Reserve (Jilin Province). Natural conditions are summarized in Table 1.


The effect of latitudinal gradient on the species diversity of Chinese litter-dwelling thrips.

Wang J, Tong X, Wu D - Zookeys (2014)

Locations of sampling stations in China. 1 Wuzhishan Natural Reserve, Hainan Province 2 Nankunshan Natural Reserve, Guangdong Province 3 Shennongjia Natural Reserve, Hubei Province 4 Jigongshan Natural Reserve, Henan Province 5 Yunmengshan National Forest Park, Beijing 6 Changbaishan Natural Reserve, Jilin Province.
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Figure 1: Locations of sampling stations in China. 1 Wuzhishan Natural Reserve, Hainan Province 2 Nankunshan Natural Reserve, Guangdong Province 3 Shennongjia Natural Reserve, Hubei Province 4 Jigongshan Natural Reserve, Henan Province 5 Yunmengshan National Forest Park, Beijing 6 Changbaishan Natural Reserve, Jilin Province.
Mentions: This study was conducted on six different natural reserves along a broad latitudinal gradient China (Figure 1): Wuzhishan Natural Reserve (Hainan Province), Nankunshan Natural Reserve (Guangdong Province), Shennongjia Natural Reserve (Hubei Province), Jigongshan Natural Reserve (Henan Province), Yunmengshan National Forest Park (Beijing), Changbaishan Natural Reserve (Jilin Province). Natural conditions are summarized in Table 1.

Bottom Line: The results showed the relative abundance of Thysanoptera was over 3.0% in 4 natural reserves from subtropical and tropical zone, and reached 5.9% in one tropical reserve, only less than Acarina and Collembola.Mean density of litter thrips per plots in the tropics and subtropics was significantly higher than that in the temperate region (n=25, p<0.05), but the average density was not significantly different between tropical and subtropical zones (n=25, p>0.05).All of these results indicated that litter-dwelling thrips lived mainly in tropical and subtropical regions; meanwhile, species number and relative abundance increased with decreasing latitude.

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Affiliation: Key Laboratory of Wetland Ecology and Environment, Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130102, China ; College of Plant Science, Jilin University, Changchun 130062, China.

ABSTRACT
To understand the global distribution patterns of litter-dwelling thrips, a total 150 leaf litter samples were collected from 6 natural reserves located in three climatic regions, temperate, subtropical and tropical. The results showed the relative abundance of Thysanoptera was over 3.0% in 4 natural reserves from subtropical and tropical zone, and reached 5.9% in one tropical reserve, only less than Acarina and Collembola. In contrast it was only 0.3% in the warm temperate natural reserves, and no thrips were collected in a mid temperate reserve. The order on the average species numbers per plot of litter thrips was tropic > subtropics > temperate (n=25, p<0.05). Mean density of litter thrips per plots in the tropics and subtropics was significantly higher than that in the temperate region (n=25, p<0.05), but the average density was not significantly different between tropical and subtropical zones (n=25, p>0.05). The diversity of litter thrips in the tropics and subtropics was much higher than that in the temperate area based on comparsions of Shannon-Wiener diversity index (H'), Pielou eveness index (J), and Simpson dominance index (D). All of these results indicated that litter-dwelling thrips lived mainly in tropical and subtropical regions; meanwhile, species number and relative abundance increased with decreasing latitude.

No MeSH data available.


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