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dc.contributor.authorLi, Kangxin
dc.contributor.authorWang, Jinying
dc.contributor.authorQiao, Lu
dc.contributor.authorZheng, Ruyi
dc.contributor.authorMa, Yiqun
dc.contributor.authorChen, Yuan
dc.contributor.authorHou, Xiaobo
dc.contributor.authorDu, Yanjun
dc.contributor.authorGao, Jianguo
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Hui
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-06T01:53:00Z
dc.date.available2021-02-06T01:53:00Z
dc.date.issued2020-06
dc.identifier.citationLi K, Wang J, Qiao L, Zheng R, Ma Y, Chen Y, Hou X, Du Y, Gao J and Liu H (2020) Diversity of Reproductive Phenology Among Subtropical Grasses Is Constrained by Evolution and Climatic Niche. Front. Ecol. Evol. 8:181.
dc.identifier.issn2296-701X
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fevo.2020.00181
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/651776
dc.description.abstractReproductive phenology is sensitive to climatic changes and is associated with species functional types, distribution ranges, and their corresponding climatic niches. Phylogenetic niche conservatism in reproductive phenology also constrains its diversity and the distribution of species. Therefore, we assessed the effects of photosynthetic pathway, life history, phylogeny, and climatic niche on reproductive phenology. For 190 Poaceae species in subtropical China, we compiled data on flowering onset and reproductive period, functional type (photosynthetic pathway and life history), and 18 climatic variables across the species' global distributions and used phylogenetic models to determine associations. We found strong phylogenetic signals in flowering onset but not in reproductive period. Photosynthetic pathway and life history have significant interactive effects on both flowering onset and reproductive period, such that C(3)annual grasses flowered the earliest and had the longest reproductive period. We found that species with wider climatic niches would flower earlier and have longer reproductive periods. Specifically, species that experience wider ranges of mean annual precipitation and coldest-month temperatures would flower earlier, and species with higher mean annual temperature and wider ranges of wettest-quarter precipitation have a longer reproductive period. This study finds that the diversity of reproductive phenology among subtropical grasses is constrained by evolution and climatic niche and that photosynthetic pathway and life history have an interactive effect on the timing and the duration of reproduction.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherFRONTIERS MEDIA SA
dc.rightsCopyright © 2020 Li, Wang, Qiao, Zheng, Ma, Chen, Hou, Du, Gao and Liu. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY).
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectdiversity
dc.subjectflowering phenology
dc.subjectgeographic distribution
dc.subjectclimatic niche
dc.subjectphylogenetic niche conservatism
dc.subjectlife history
dc.subjectphotosynthetic pathway
dc.titleDiversity of Reproductive Phenology Among Subtropical Grasses Is Constrained by Evolution and Climatic Niche
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dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Dept Soil Water & Environm Sci
dc.identifier.journalFRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION
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Copyright © 2020 Li, Wang, Qiao, Zheng, Ma, Chen, Hou, Du, Gao and Liu. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY).
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