Search for dissertations about: "Ecological Botany"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 78 swedish dissertations containing the words Ecological Botany.

  1. 1. Wood-inhabiting fungi of alder forests in north-central Scandinavia : 1, Aphyllophorales (Basidiomycetes). Taxonomy, ecology and distribution

    Author : Åke Strid; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Basidiesvampar; ekologisk botanik; Ecological Botany;

    Abstract : Wood-inhabiting fungi were collected on different trees in 99 loca-' lities of alder woods, dominated by Alnus incana or occasionally A. glutinosa, in N-C Sweden and C Norway. Most of the localities are situated near the east coast of Sweden where the prevailing land elevation creates conditions suitable for colonization by alder. READ MORE

  2. 2. Recruitment and understorey herb dynamics in deciduous and mixed coniferous forest

    Author : Heléne Fröborg; Mikael Ohlson; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Ecological Botany; ekologisk botanik;

    Abstract : The distribution and abundance of plant species is determined by the ability to disperse, recruit and persist in a suitable habitat. Plant-animal interactions influence recruitment by reducing seeds and seedlings through predation and herbivory. READ MORE

  3. 3. Phytoplankton in Swedish oligotrophic lakes, affected by acidification, metals and liming

    Author : Einar Hörnström; Eva Willén; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Ecological Botany; ekologisk botanik;

    Abstract : Anthropogenic airborne acidification has seriously affected thousands of lakes in Sweden, an alarming fact which was first noticed in the early 1970s, when pH had decreased to values below 5, especially in areas poor in limestone such as the Swedish west coast. This development was critical to phytoplankton, the diversity of which being markedly reduced, and where the groups Cyanophyceae, Bacillariophyceae and Conjugatophyceae were totally eliminated. READ MORE

  4. 4. Evolution of seed attributes, dispersal and population dynamics of plants,with special emphasis on fragmented habitats

    Author : Katariina Kiviniemi; Pedro Jordano; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Ecological Botany; ekologisk botanik;

    Abstract : Theory predicts that life history traits that reduce the impact of environmental variation will exhibit a pattern of negative covariation (trade-offs). In plants, such traits are seed size, spatial seed dispersal and seed dormancy which interact to reduce risk in a variable environment. READ MORE

  5. 5. On The Big Challenges of a Small Shrub : Ecological Genetics of Salix herbacea L

    Author : Andrés J. Cortés; Karrenberg Sophie; Christian Lexer; John Pannell; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Fine-scale environmental variation; migration; adaptation; snowmelt timing; Biologi; Biology;

    Abstract : The response of plants to climate change is among the main questions in ecology and evolution. Faced with changing conditions, populations may respond by adapting, going extinct or migrating. Fine-scale environmental variation offers a unique mosaic to explore these alternatives. READ MORE