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Low plant diversity and floristic homogenization in fast-urbanizing towns in Shandong Peninsular, China: Effects of urban greening at regional scale for ecological engineering
Wang, Guang-mei1; Zuo, Jin-cheng2; Li, Xue-rong1; Liu, Yu-hong1; Yu, Jun-bao1; Shao, Hong-bo1,3; Li, Yun-zhao1,4
2014-03-01
Source PublicationECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING
ISSN0925-8574
Volume64Pages:179-185
Contribution Rank[Wang, Guang-mei; Li, Xue-rong; Liu, Yu-hong; Yu, Jun-bao; Shao, Hong-bo; Li, Yun-zhao] Chinese Acad Sci, Yantai Inst Coastal Zone Res, Key Lab Coastal Environm Proc & Ecol Remediat, Yantai 264003, Shandong, Peoples R China; [Zuo, Jin-cheng] Ludong Univ, Coll Life Sci, Yantai 264025, Shandong, Peoples R China; [Shao, Hong-bo] Qingdao Univ Sci & Technol, Inst Life Sci, Qingdao 266042, Peoples R China; [Li, Yun-zhao] Chinese Acad Sci, Grad Sch, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
AbstractUrban forest construction is believed as an effective method to preserve urban biodiversity and restore urban green ecosystem. However, in some fast urbanizing towns, the most urban flora in the built-up area was almost totally manmade, where is new expanded areas mainly transformed from cultivated lands. How such urban flora contribute to local and regional diversity is seldom quantitatively tested. In this study, we conducted a comprehensive investigation of man-made urban flora in 15 fast-urbanizing towns in Shandong Peninsular, China, to explore the effect of urban greening on the local and regional plant diversity. The results that showed huge investment to urban greening contribute to high urban green coverage but do not foster high plant diversity. Exotic species has lower overall dissimilarity between town pairs than native in either cultivated or wild flora. Urban greening does not result in high proportion of exotic species, however, either wild flora or cultivated flora show homogenizing tendency due to the expansion of exotic species. Nevertheless, the main driving forces are different: the wild flora are homogenized by diminished species richness difference while the cultivated flora due to the decreased species replacement. We therefore suggest biodiversity conservation should be more considered and strengthened in further urban greening. Our study could also provide useful reference data in biotic homogenization research in China. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.; Urban forest construction is believed as an effective method to preserve urban biodiversity and restore urban green ecosystem. However, in some fast urbanizing towns, the most urban flora in the built-up area was almost totally manmade, where is new expanded areas mainly transformed from cultivated lands. How such urban flora contribute to local and regional diversity is seldom quantitatively tested. In this study, we conducted a comprehensive investigation of man-made urban flora in 15 fast-urbanizing towns in Shandong Peninsular, China, to explore the effect of urban greening on the local and regional plant diversity. The results that showed huge investment to urban greening contribute to high urban green coverage but do not foster high plant diversity. Exotic species has lower overall dissimilarity between town pairs than native in either cultivated or wild flora. Urban greening does not result in high proportion of exotic species, however, either wild flora or cultivated flora show homogenizing tendency due to the expansion of exotic species. Nevertheless, the main driving forces are different: the wild flora are homogenized by diminished species richness difference while the cultivated flora due to the decreased species replacement. We therefore suggest biodiversity conservation should be more considered and strengthened in further urban greening. Our study could also provide useful reference data in biotic homogenization research in China. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Corresponding AuthorYu, JB (reprint author), Chinese Acad Sci, Yantai Inst Coastal Zone Res, Key Lab Coastal Environm Proc & Ecol Remediat, Yantai 264003, Shandong, Peoples R China. jbyu@yic.ac.cn ; shaohongbochu@126.com
KeywordUrban Ecological Greening Plant Diversity Floristic Homogenization Exotic Species Richness Difference Species Replacement
Subject AreaEcology ; Engineering, Environmental ; Environmental Sciences
Funding OrganizationNatural Science Foundation of China [30900213, 31370474]; Project of National Science &Technology Pillar Program in"12th Five Year" period [2011BAC02B01]; CAS/SAFEA International Partnership Program for Creative Research Teams, Yantai Science &Technology Development Project [2010161, 2011016]; Yantai Double-hundred High-end Talent Plan [XY-003-02]; Science 82 Technology Development Plan of Shandong Province [010GSF10208]; 135 Development Plan of YIC-CAS
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WOS KeywordBIOTIC HOMOGENIZATION ; DECISION-MAKING ; CONSERVATION ; BIODIVERSITY ; VEGETATION ; FLORAS ; RESTORATION ; ECOSYSTEMS ; FOREST ; URBANIZATION
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Language英语
Funding Project中国科学院海岸带环境过程与生态修复重点实验室
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology ; Engineering
WOS IDWOS:000331726100021
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Identifierhttp://ir.yic.ac.cn/handle/133337/6899
Collection中科院海岸带环境过程与生态修复重点实验室
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Yantai Inst Coastal Zone Res, Key Lab Coastal Environm Proc & Ecol Remediat, Yantai 264003, Shandong, Peoples R China
2.Ludong Univ, Coll Life Sci, Yantai 264025, Shandong, Peoples R China
3.Qingdao Univ Sci & Technol, Inst Life Sci, Qingdao 266042, Peoples R China
4.Chinese Acad Sci, Grad Sch, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
First Author AffilicationYantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Wang, Guang-mei,Zuo, Jin-cheng,Li, Xue-rong,et al. Low plant diversity and floristic homogenization in fast-urbanizing towns in Shandong Peninsular, China: Effects of urban greening at regional scale for ecological engineering[J]. ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING,2014,64:179-185.
APA Wang, Guang-mei.,Zuo, Jin-cheng.,Li, Xue-rong.,Liu, Yu-hong.,Yu, Jun-bao.,...&Li, Yun-zhao.(2014).Low plant diversity and floristic homogenization in fast-urbanizing towns in Shandong Peninsular, China: Effects of urban greening at regional scale for ecological engineering.ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING,64,179-185.
MLA Wang, Guang-mei,et al."Low plant diversity and floristic homogenization in fast-urbanizing towns in Shandong Peninsular, China: Effects of urban greening at regional scale for ecological engineering".ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING 64(2014):179-185.
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