Sci Total Environ 2021 Mar 25;782:146724. Epub 2021 Mar 25.
School of Ecology and Nature Conservation, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing 100083, China; Science Division, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Sydney 2124, Australia. Electronic address:
Habitat degradation is expected to alter community structure and consequently, ecosystem functions including the maintenance of biodiversity. Understanding the underlying abiotic and biotic assembly mechanisms controlling temporal and spatial community structure and patterns is a central issue in biodiversity conservation. In this study, using monthly time series of fish abundance data collected over a three-year period, we compared the temporal community dynamics in natural habitats and poplar plantations in one of the largest river-lake floodplain ecosystems in China, the Dongting Lake. Read More