Zedda, L; Gröngröft, A; Schultz, M; Petersen, A; Mills, A; Rambold, G: Distribution patterns of soil lichens across different biomes of southern Africa, Journal of Arid Environments, 75(2), 215–220 (2011), doi:DOI:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2010.10.007
Abstract:
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.

There are additional file downloads belonging to this publication

Password
Upcoming ...

BayCEER Colloquium:
Th. 2017-10-26
Electrical imaging of subsurface nano- and micro-scale particle injections for in situ groundwater remediation
Ökologisch-Botanischer Garten:
Th. 2017-10-26
Blumen.Berge.Erlebtes: Finissage
Su. 2017-11-05
Eiserne Reserve: Pflanzen mit Wintersteher-Früchten
Su. 2017-11-05
Leibniz, die Welt und wir - Malerei, Lithografie, Installation
Su. 2017-11-12
Unwiderstehlich: BlütendüftVortrag: Wild- und Nutzpflanzen
Weather research site
Luftdruck (356m): 978.3 hPa
Lufttemperatur: 8.3 °C
Niederschlag: 0.1 mm/24h
Sonnenschein: <1 h/d
Wind (Höhe 17m): 10.7 km/h
Wind (Max.): 21.6 km/h
Windrichtung: W

...more
Globalstrahlung: 1 W/m²
Lufttemperatur: 5.8 °C
Niederschlag: 0.1 mm/24h
Sonnenschein: <1 h/d
Wind (Höhe 32m): 10.7 km/h
Wind (Max.): 29.8 km/h

...more