Search for dissertations about: "bryophyte"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 24 swedish dissertations containing the word bryophyte.

  1. 1. Living on the edge effectiveness of buffer strips in protecting biodiversity on boreal riparian forests

    Author : Kristoffer Hylander; Umeå universitet.; [2004]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Ecology; boreal forest; bryophyte; buffer strip; ecological boundary; edge effect; headwater stream; land snail; liverwort; moss; phytometer; riparian forest; substrate; terrestrial gastropod; Ekologi; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology Terrestrial; freshwater and marine ecology; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi Terrestisk; limnisk och marin ekologi; ekologisk botanik; Ecological Botany;

    Abstract : The objective of this thesis is to evaluate the ecological consequences of buffer strip retention on riparian and terrestrial biodiversity. Earlier studies on forest buffer strips have evaluated their effectiveness in relation to water quality and aquatic biota. However, forests along streams are species rich habitats for many organism groups. READ MORE

  2. 2. Sphagnum limits Physiology, morphology and climate

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Charles Campbell; Uppsala universitet.; [2019]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Sphagnum; ecology; bryophyte; winter; species distribution models; low temperature; plant structure; water economy; Biology with specialization in Ecological Botany; Biologi med inriktning mot ekologisk botanik;

    Abstract : Sphagnum is the most important plant genus in terms of terrestrial carbon cycling. It and the habitats it creates store an equivalent of ~68% of the CO2 in the atmosphere. The genus has little dispersal limitation and the mire habitats are functionally similar at global scales. READ MORE

  3. 3. Gradients of time and complexity understanding how riparian and instream ecosystems recover after stream restoration

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå University

    Author : Eliza Maher Hasselquist; Umeå universitet.; [2015]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; bioassessment; biodiversity; boreal; bryophyte; chronosequence; complexity; diatom; geomorphology; habitat heterogeneity; hydromorphological; macroinvertebrate; macrophyte; nitrogen cycling; river restoration; riparian buffer; stable isotopes; succession; Sweden; Environmental Science; miljövetenskap;

    Abstract : Why evaluations of the ecological outcomes of stream and river restoration have largely reported inconclusive or negative results has been the subject of much debate over the last decade or more. Understanding the reasons behind the lack of positive results is important for bettering future restoration efforts and setting realistic expectations for restoration outcomes. READ MORE

  4. 4. Distribution Patterns and Metapopulation Dynamics of Epiphytic Mosses and Lichens

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Tord Snäll; Uppsala universitet.; [2003]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Ecology; plant; metapopulation; model; parameterization; connectivity; dispersal; colonization; extinction; epiphytic; bryophyte; lichen; boreal; fragmentation; Ekologi; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology Terrestrial; freshwater and marine ecology; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi Terrestisk; limnisk och marin ekologi;

    Abstract : This thesis examines the relative importance of local conditions, dispersal and dynamics of the trees on epiphyte distribution patterns and colonization-extinction dynamics. Study species are the mosses Orthotrichum speciosum and O. obtusifolium, and the red-listed Neckera pennata. READ MORE

  5. 5. The ecological significance of sexual reproduction in peat mosses (Sphagnum)

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Sebastian Sundberg; Uppsala universitet.; [2000]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Developmental biology; Bryophyte; colonisation; disturbance; experiment; longevity; mire; safe site; spore; Utvecklingsbiologi; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology Organism biology Developmental biology; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi Organismbiologi Utvecklingsbiologi; ekologisk botanik; Ecological Botany;

    Abstract : Peat mosses (Sphagnum) are widely distributed and are a major component of mire vegetation and peat throughout the boreal and temperate regions. Most boreal Sphagnum species regularly produce sporophytes, but the ecological role of the spore has been questioned. READ MORE