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International Journal of Ecology
Volume 2011, Article ID 596508, 10 pages
Research Article

Scale Expansion of Community Investigations and Integration of the Effects of Abiotic and Biotic Processes on Maintenance of Species Diversity

1College of Life Science, Guizhou University, Guiyang City 550025, China
2State Key Laboratory of Soil Erosion and Dry-Land Farming on Loess Plateau, Yangling 712100, China

Received 22 January 2011; Revised 19 June 2011; Accepted 12 July 2011

Academic Editor: Herman Shugart

Copyright © 2011 Zhenhong Wang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

Because the flora subregions had been determined as expanded ecological communities, there were 11 ecological communities in Yunnan province of China. Each community had a different number of plant species, the number of families and genera, flora composition, natural geography and environment. These were defined as community characteristics at the expanded ecological scale besides local community characteristics. In the results of the article, the number of plant species and the number of families and genera have been showed but others have not been done because there are not pages enough to discuss them. In the Supplemental materials, we show flora composition, endemic species, and some geographical substitutions in species distribution as well as the relationships among them and natural geography and environment.

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