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Large-scale phytogeographical patterns in eastern Asia in relation to latitudinal and climatic gradients

Journal of Biogeography

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Abstract

This paper aims at determining how different floristic elements (e.g. cosmopolitan, tropical, and temperate) change with latitude and major climate factors, and how latitude affects the floristic relationships between East Asia and the other parts of the world. The large-scale patterns of phytogeography in East Asia are strongly related to latitude, which covaries with several climatic variables such as temperature. Evolutionary processes such as the adaptation of plants to cold climates and current and past land connections are likely responsible for the observed latitudinal patterns.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Large-scale phytogeographical patterns in eastern Asia in relation to latitudinal and climatic gradients
Series title:
Journal of Biogeography
Volume
30
Year Published:
2003
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description:
p. 129-141
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Biogeography
First page:
129
Last page:
141