Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorZihua, Zhao
dc.contributor.authorReddy, Gadi V. P.
dc.contributor.authorWei, Shuhua
dc.contributor.authorZhu, Mengmeng
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Kaiyang
dc.contributor.authorYu, Hongqian
dc.contributor.authorWang, Zhanjun
dc.contributor.authorJiang, Qi
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Rong
dc.identifier.citationZihua, Zhao, Gadi V.P. Reddy, Shuhua Wei, Mengmeng Zhu, Kaiyang Zhang, Hongqian Yu, Zhanjun Wang, Qi Jiang, and Rong Zhang. "Plant cover associated with aboveground net primary productivity (ANPP) mediates insect community composition in steppes of Northwest China." Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology 21, no. 1 (March 2018): 361-366. DOI: 10.1016/j.aspen.2018.01.017.en_US
dc.description.abstractTemperate steppe is one of the most important natural habitats for the conservation of arthropod and bird biodiversity across the Eurasian Tectonic Plate. Since 1950, fragmentation of the steppe habitat has caused a loss of biodiversity and degradation of the species communities found in natural steppe. Therefore, in this study, both plants and insects were sampled at 56 sites in the steppe biome of northwestern China to explore the effects of plant community on insect community composition and diversity. The insect community structure varied in the four different steppe types (meadow steppe, typical steppe, desert steppe, and steppe desert). Plant cover (diversity) was an important driving force, which could enhance number of families and abundance of an insect community. Aboveground net primary productivity and water content of plants had no significant effects on insect community, although the plant community as a whole did mediate insect composition and community structure. Future research should explore the ecological role of particular functional groups in plant and insect communities. Supplemental sowing to improve plant diversity in steppe habitat may be another strategy to enhance biodiversity and achieve sustainable management.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipGrant (NKYZ-16-1003) from 123 Industry Integration Development for Demonstration Project of Science and Technology Innovation in Ningxia of China; National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 31770453);en_US
dc.rightsThis Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s).en_US
dc.titlePlant cover associated with aboveground net primary productivity (ANPP) mediates insect community composition in steppes of Northwest Chinaen_US
mus.citation.journaltitleJournal of Asia-Pacific Entomologyen_US
mus.identifier.categoryLife Sciences & Earth Sciencesen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Agricultureen_US
mus.relation.departmentPlant Sciences & Plant Pathology.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.relation.researchgroupWestern Triangle Ag Research Center.en_US

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

MSU uses DSpace software, copyright © 2002-2017  Duraspace. For library collections that are not accessible, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and timely access to users with disabilities. For assistance, please submit an accessibility request for library material.