Search for dissertations about: "Terrestrisk ekologi"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 14 swedish dissertations containing the words Terrestrisk ekologi.

  1. 1. Function and dynamics of woody debris in boreal forest streams

    Author : Niklas Dahlström; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Ecology; Boreal forest; CPOM; CWD; forest management; geomorphology; LWD; riparian forest; retention; residence time; streams; Sweden; woody debris; Ekologi; Terrestrial; freshwater and marine ecology; Terrestisk; limnisk och marin ekologi; Terrestrisk; limnisk och marin ekologi;

    Abstract : The work in this thesis deals with (1) the effects of woody debris on stream channel morphology and retention of organic material, and (2) the dynamics of woody debris and its relation to riparian forest history and composition. The studied stream reaches are situated in mature, productive forests in the boreal zone of Sweden. READ MORE

  2. 2. Life at stake when playing hide and seek : Concealing effects of prey colouration and visual backgrounds

    Author : Marina Dimitrova; Merilaita Sami; Innes C. Cuthill; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; predation; adaptive prey coloration; camouflage; concealment; crypsis; background matching; disruptive colouration; distractive markings; Terrestrial ecology; Terrestrisk ekologi; zoologisk ekologi; Animal Ecology;

    Abstract : A prey animal can use different strategies to avoid becoming eaten by predators. One such widely recognised strategy is the use of body colouration to decrease the risk of becoming detected, i.e. cryptic colouration. READ MORE

  3. 3. Tracing selection and adaptation along an environmental gradient in Populus tremula

    Author : David Hall; Pär Ingvarsson; Thomas Bataillon; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Local adaptation; Selection; genetic differentiation; QST; FST; Association study; frequency spectra; recurrent hitchhiking; selective sweep; Tree; Populus; natural selection; quantitative genetics; Terrestrial ecology; Terrestrisk ekologi; Population Biology; populationsbiologi; genetik; Genetics;

    Abstract : The distribution of the expressed genotype is moved around in the population over time byevolution. Natural selection is one of the forces that act on the phenotype to change the patterns ofnucleotide variation underlying those distributions. READ MORE

  4. 4. Epiphytic lichen responses to nitrogen deposition

    Author : Otilia Johansson; Kristin Palmqvist; Johan Olofsson; Annika Nordin; Lars E Ericson; Peter Crittenden; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Lichens; air pollution; nitrogen deposition; phosphorus; growth; chlorophyll a; boreal forest; field experiment; irrigation; carbon based secondary compounds; Lavar; luftföroreningar; alg; svamp; kväve; fosfor; skog; Terrestrial ecology; Terrestrisk ekologi; ekologisk botanik; Ecological Botany;

    Abstract : Nitrogen (N) deposition has increased globally over the last 150 years and further increase is predicted for the future. Nitrogen is an important nutrient for lichens, involved in many processes in both photobiont and mycobiont.  However, N can be a stressor, causing many lichens and lichen communities to disappear with increased deposition. READ MORE

  5. 5. Effects of climate change on boreal wetland and riparian vegetation

    Author : Lotta Ström; Roland Jansson; Christer Nilsson; Sarah Gergel; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; biomass; flooding; hydrologic niche; invasibility; riparian zone; riparian plant species; river margin; climate scenario; seed sowing experiment; species composition; species richness; transplant experiment; Terrestrial ecology; Terrestrisk ekologi;

    Abstract : Models of climate change predict that temperature will increase during the 21th century and the largest warming will take place at high northern latitudes. In addition to warming, predictions for northern Europe include increased annual precipitation and a higher proportion of the precipitation during winter falling as rain instead of snow. READ MORE