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Distribution patterns of soil lichens across different biomes of southern Africa

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Zedda, Luciana ; Gröngröft, Alexander ; Schultz, Matthias ; Petersen, Andreas ; Mills, Anthony ; Rambold, Gerhard:
Distribution patterns of soil lichens across different biomes of southern Africa.
In: Journal of Arid Environments. Vol. 75 (2011) Issue 2 . - pp. 215-220.
ISSN 0140-1963
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2010.10.007

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The present study was undertaken to assess baseline distribution patterns for soil lichens occurring in the principal biomes of southern Africa, and to analyse their relationship to selected environmental parameters. Among the lichen species found across our survey sites, four distinct groups could be delineated, each as distinct consortium of lichen species sharing particular morphological characters (e.g. growth-form, pigmentation and type of photobiont kind). These groups are largely correlated with specific environmental parameters. These findings suggest that lichens may serve as valuable bioindicators for evaluating climate and soil change in this region of Africa.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: No
Additional notes: BAYCEER84602
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: 06 Jul 2016 06:29
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/12790