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Plant Species Composition and Diversity in Cliff and Mountain Ecosystems


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Title: Plant Species Composition and Diversity in Cliff and Mountain Ecosystems
Authors: Antonsson, Henrik
E-mail: henrik.antonsson@bioenv.gu.se
Issue Date: 12-Sep-2012
University: University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Science
Institution: Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences ; Institutionen för växt- och miljövetenskaper
Parts of work: Antonsson, H. and Molau, U. Biodiversity patterns of cliff habitats in an alpine sub-arctic valley of northern Sweden. (Submitted Manuscript).

Antonsson, H. and Pleijel, H. The importance of geographical distance and environmental conditions for community composition of bryophytes on cliff faces in south-west Sweden. (Submitted Manuscript).

Antonsson, H. , Heyman, E. and Johansson, K. Rock-climbing, cryptogam diversity and community composition on granitic cliffs with different climbing intensity in south-western Sweden (Manuscript).

Antonsson, H., Björk, R.G. and Molau, U. 2009. Nurse plant effect of the cushion plant Silene acaulis (L.) Jacq. in an alpine environment in the subarctic Scandes, Sweden. Plant Ecology & Diversity 2:1, 17-25.
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Date of Defence: 2012-09-28
Disputation: Hörsalen, Institutionen för biologi och miljövetenskap, kl 10.00
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: cliff ecology
bryophytes
biodiversity
beta diversity
dispersal
facilitation
nurse plant
plant-plant interactions
Silene acaulis
stress
Abstract: Ecosystems today are under increasing pressure from a rapidly changing climate, changes in land-use, habitat fragmentation and degradation and increasing anthropogenic disturbance. Studying drivers of biodiversity patterns is of increasing importance for understanding the dynamics of communities and their reactions and adaptation to changes in the future. Climate change is predicted to be most dramatic in mountainous areas, influencing shifts in vegetation patterns, which have already been obs... more
ISBN: 978-91-85529-49-0
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/30092
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