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Relationship between climatic conditions and the relative abundance of modern C<inf>3</inf> and C<inf>4</inf> plants in three regions around the North Pacific

Rao, ZG and Zhu, ZY and Jia, GD and Chen, FH and Barton, L and Zhang, JW and Qiang, MR (2010) Relationship between climatic conditions and the relative abundance of modern C<inf>3</inf> and C<inf>4</inf> plants in three regions around the North Pacific. Chinese Science Bulletin, 55 (18). 1931 - 1936. ISSN 1001-6538

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Abstract

Using -24‰ and -14‰ as the endpoints of stable carbon isotopic composition of total organic carbon (δ C ) of surface soil under pure C and C vegetation, and surface soil δ C data from eastern China, Australia and the Great Plains of North America, we estimate the relative abundance of C /C plants (i. e., the ratio of C or C biomass to local primary production) in modern vegetation for each region. The relative abundance of modern C /C vegetation from each region is compared to the corresponding climatic parameters (mean annual temperature and precipitation) to explore the relationship between relative C abundance and climate. The results indicate that temperature controls the growth of C plants. However, even where temperature is high enough for the growth of C plants, they will only dominate the landscape when precipitation declines as temperatures increase. Our results are consistent with those of other investigations of the geographic distribution of modern C plant species. Therefore, our results provide an important reference for interpretation of past C /C relative abundance records in these three regions. © 2010 Science China Press and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. 13 13 TOC 3 4 TOC 3 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 4


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Rao, ZG
Zhu, ZY
Jia, GD
Chen, FH
Barton, Lloukas@pitt.eduLOUKAS0000-0003-1519-4226
Zhang, JW
Qiang, MR
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Center for Comparative Archaeology
Date: 1 June 2010
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Chinese Science Bulletin
Volume: 55
Number: 18
Page Range: 1931 - 1936
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1007/s11434-010-3101-z
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Anthropology
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1001-6538
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2014 19:38
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2021 12:56
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/23337

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