Chin J Plant Ecol ›› 2022, Vol. 46 ›› Issue (11): 1334-1341.DOI: 10.17521/cjpe.2022.0136

Special Issue: 青藏高原植物生态学:植被生态学 青藏高原植物生态学:数据论文

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Species composition and structure characteristics of alpine shrubland communities of Haizi Mountain in Batang, Sichuan, China

LIU Qiu-Rong1,2, LI Li1,2, LUO Yao1, CHEN Dong-Dong1, HUANG Xin1,2, HU Jun1,*(), LIU Qing1,*()   

  1. 1CAS Key Laboratory of Mountain Ecological Restoration and Bioresource Utilization, Ecological Restoration and Biodiversity Conservation Key Laboratory of Sichuan Province, Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041, China
    2University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2022-04-12 Accepted:2022-07-24 Online:2022-11-20 Published:2022-08-15
  • Contact: *(Hu Jun,; Liu Qing,
  • Supported by:
    The Special Foundation for National Science and Technology Basic Research Program of China(2015FY110300);The Second Tibetan Plateau Scientific Expedition and Research Program (STEP)(2019QZKK0301)


Alpine shrublands, as a zonal vegetation, are widely distributed on the Qingzang Plateau, and play ecological functions such as soil and water conservation, conservation of water resources, and biodiversity protection in the regional ecosystem. This study used a unified and standardized method to set up 58 quadrats to investigate the species composition, quantitative characteristics and habitat information of the main alpine shrublands of the Haizi Mountain in Batang, China. Based on “Vegegraphy of China” compilation and research standards, the alpine shrublands in this area can be divided into three vegetation types, 11 alliances, and 21 associations. This paper presents descriptions on the characteristics for each association and provides the original data from all survey plots.

Key words: Haizi Mountain, alpine shrubland, community characteristics, species composition