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Natives and non-natives plants show different responses to elevation and disturbance on the tropical high Andes of Ecuador
Sandoya, Verónica (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
Pauchard, Aníbal (Universidad de Concepción (Concepción, Xile). Laboratorio de Invasiones Biológicas)
Cavieres, Lohengrin A. (Universidad de Concepción (Concepción, Xile). Departamento de Botánica)

Data: 2017
Resum: The aim was to assess patterns of plant diversity in response to elevation and disturbance in a tropical mountain. The study area was located in north-central portion of the Eastern Cordillera of the Ecuadorian Andes, on a road from 1,150 m a. s. l. (Osayacu) to 4,000 (Papallacta). Along a mountain road spanning a wide altitudinal gradient, at 20 elevations we sampled three plots: one at the roadside and two perpendicular to the roadside. The relationship between elevation and species richness was assessed using linear and quadratic regressions, the effect of disturbance on species richness was determined by ANCOVA and a t test with parameters obtained from quadratic equations. Similarity of species composition among the roadside and sites distant was evaluated with the Chao-Jaccard and classic Jaccard similarity indices, the distribution of non-native species according to their origin were analyzed with linear and quadratic regression. The native species showed a linearly monotonic decrease with elevation, whereas non-natives showed a quadratic distribution. Disturbed areas had the greatest number of non-native species and lower native species richness, showing also a high floristic similarity; less disturbed areas showed the opposite. The non-native species of temperate origin were more numerous and showed unimodal elevational distribution, while species of tropical origin were few and decreased linearly with elevation. We conclude that in a tropical highland mountain range, native and non-native plant species respond differently to elevation: native species exhibit a monotonically linear decrease, and non-native species show a unimodal trend. Disturbance positively affects non-native species showing higher richness and fewer species turnover. In addition, the non-native species are located along of the elevational gradient in relation to their biogeographic origin.
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Llengua: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Matèria: Altitude ; Bioclimatic origin ; Disturbance ; Exotic species ; Mountain region ; Richness ; Road ; Tropics
Publicat a: Ecology and evolution, Vol. 7, issue 19 (2017) , p. 7909-7919, ISSN 2045-7758

DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3270
PMID: 29043044


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