Chinese Science Bulletin

, Volume 44, Issue 14, pp 1316–1320 | Cite as

Distribution of C4 plants along the Northeast China transect and its correlation to the environmental factors

  • Haiping Tang


The distribution of C4 plants and the C4/C3 ratio along Northeast China transect (NECT) have been studied. A model to quantify their relation with environmental factors has been set up. The ratio of the number of C4 plants to that of C3 plants along NECT shows two low and two high trends from east to west, and their distribution is mainly decided by annual average temperature and precipitation.


Northeest China transect (NECT) distribution of C4 plants the C4/C3 ratio stepwise regression analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Haiping Tang
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Open Research Laboratory of Environmental Changes and Natural Disaster of the Ministry of National EducationBeijing Normal UniversityBeijing
  2. 2.Laboratory of Quantitative Vegetation Ecology, Institute of BotanyChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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