Biodiversity Science ›› 2004, Vol. 12 ›› Issue (1): 5-9.doi: 10.17520/biods.2004002

Special Issue: Exploring Altitudinal Patterns of Plant Diversity of China's Mountains

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The Protocol for the Survey Plan for Plant Species Diversity of China's Mountains

FANG Jing-Yun, SHEN Ze-Hao, TANG Zhi-Yao, WANG Zhi-Heng   

  1. Department of Ecology,College of Environmental Sicences,Center for Ecological Research & Education,and Key Laboratory for Earth Surface Processes of the Ministry of Education,Peking University,Beijing 100871
  • Received:2003-06-12 Revised:2003-09-10 Online:2004-01-20
  • FANG Jing-Yun

China is a mountainous country with rich biodiversity resources. To explore altitudinal patterns and geographic differentiation of plant species diversity in China′s mountains, Peking University has begun the Survey Plan for Plant Species Diversity of China′s Mountains (PKU-PSD Plan) since mid1990s. This paper presents the PKU-PSD Plan′s protocol, including the goals, research topics, mountain sites, and methodological standards for field surveys and data analysis.

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