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The effects of understory bamboo on broad-scale estimates of giant panda habitat
 

Summary: The effects of understory bamboo on broad-scale estimates of
giant panda habitat
Marc Linderman a,*, Scott Bearer a
, Li An a
, Yingchun Tan b
, Zhiyun Ouyang c
,
Jianguo Liu a
a
Department of Fisheries & Wildlife, Michigan State University, E.Lansing, MI 48824, USA
b
Wolong Giant Panda Research Center, Sichuan, China
c
Department of Systems Ecology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Received 10 November 2003; received in revised form 10 May 2004; accepted 11 May 2004
Abstract
Understory vegetation is an important habitat component for many wildlife species. Previous broad-scale studies on biodiversity
and wildlife habitat have suffered from a lack of detailed information about understory distribution. Consequently, it is unclear how
understory distribution influences the analysis of habitat quantity and spatial distribution. To address this problem, we compared
estimates of giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) habitat with and without understory bamboo. The results show that the spatial

  

Source: An, Li - Department of Geography, San Diego State University

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology; Geosciences