In the desert steppe of Inner Mongolia, mean annual precipitation was found to be the dominant factor that correlated positively with species richness at the community level and for the perennial forb functional group. Shrub and semi-shrub functional group exhibited positive correlation with mean temperature of the coldest month.
- Species richness
- functional group
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
- Plant Science