|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|4372602||1303066||2010||9 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
Vegetation striped pattern is a common feature in semiarid and arid landscapes, which is seen as mosaics including vegetated and non-vegetated patches. Identifying scales of pattern in ecological systems and referring patterns to multi-scaled processes that create them are ongoing challenges. The aim of this paper is to study the vegetation patterns and their across-scale relationships between the vegetation and anisotropic topography (W–E and N–S) in 12 transects at Gurbantunggut desert. We used wavelet-based across-scale analysis for extracting information on scales of pattern for those transect data, evaluating their inherent structure, and inferring characteristics of the processes that imposed those patterns at across scales. The results show that, in W–E direction, the scales of vegetation pattern (C. ewersmanniana is at the scale 40 m, H. ammodendron, at 35 m) correspond to the dune ridge/dune valley sequences (appearing at distance of 40 m), and vegetation on mesoscale and large scale are significant cross-scale correlation with topography on mesoscale and large scale in all W–E transects. In N–S direction, there is an irregular pattern of vegetation along the N–S irregular topography, and no unified cross-scale relationships between topography and vegetation on different scales in different transects. Moreover, cross-scale correlation analysis between topography and vegetation provides further detail on hierarchical structure and specific scales in space that strongly influenced the larger patterns. Knowledge of the cross-scale relationships between topography and vegetation could lead to better understanding and management of biological resources in that region.
Journal: Ecological Complexity - Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2010, Pages 234–242