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Diversity and ecology of terricolous bryophyte and lichen communities in coastal areas of Sardinia (Italy)

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Cogoni, Annalena ; Brundu, Giuseppe ; Zedda, Luciana:
Diversity and ecology of terricolous bryophyte and lichen communities in coastal areas of Sardinia (Italy).
In: Nova Hedwigia. Vol. 92 (2011) Issue 1/2 . - pp. 159-175.
ISSN 2363-7188

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A first characterization of soil-growing bryophyte and lichen communities along the coasts of Sardinia (Italy) is presented. The lichen Micarea melaenida is reported for the first time. Altogether, 5 different communities are reported: Group 1, dominated by Tortella flavovirens, Cladonia convoluta and Pleurochaete squarrosa; Group 2, close to the Cladonietum mediterraneae; Group 3, with dominance of the bryophytes Tortella flavovirens, Rhynchostegium megapolitanum and Bryum capillare; and Group 4, characterized as a Tortella flavovirens fragment community. In many plots neither bryophytes nor lichens were recorded (Group 5). Bryophytes and lichens present different ecological requirements. The bryophytes are more tolerant of shaded conditions, eutrophication and higher soil pH, whereas lichens are more sensitive to man-made disturbance, especially trampling, fire and competition from exotic species. The highest diversity of both groups of organisms (lichens and bryophytes) is found in well-preserved native Juniperus woodlands, while no bryophytes or lichens are present in highly disturbed areas. Both are severely threatened by human activities and plant invasion, and require special protection through the forest management policies outlined here: thinning of exotic vegetation, removal of exotic species, and increased propagation of natural vegetation.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: No
Additional notes: BAYCEER101024
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Professorship Mycology
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Professorship Mycology > Professorship Mycology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerhard Rambold
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
Date Deposited: 05 May 2015 12:10
Last Modified: 05 May 2015 12:10
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/12772