Darwyn S. Coxson

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Nitrogen inputs via biological N2-fixation are important in arctic environments where N often limits plant productivity. An understanding of the direct and indirect theoretical causal relationships between key intercorrelated variables that drive the process of N2-fixation is essential to understanding N input. An exploratory multi-group Structural Equation(More)
Desiccation tolerance was quantified in four cyanolichens (Lobaria hallii, Lobaria retigera, Lobaria scrobiculata, Pseudocyphellaria anomala), one cephalolichen (Lobaria pulmonaria) and one chlorolichen (Platismatia glauca) from xeric and mesic, open and closed North American boreal forests. These sympatric epiphytes were exposed to 0%, 33%, 55% and 75%(More)
The response of net photosynthesis to temperature, moisture, and light was examined in thalli of the tropical basidiomycete lichen Cora pavonia from recent lahar flows on the volcanic summit La Soufrière (Guadeloupe, French West Indies). Although thalli of C. pavonia are typically exposed to only low light intensities and isothermal temperature conditions(More)
The response of net photosynthesis (NP) and dark respiration to periods of high insolation exposure was examined in the tropical basidiomycete lichen Cora pavonia. Photoinhibition of NP proved quite dependant on temperature. Rates of light saturated NP were severely impaired immediately after pretreatment high light exposure at temperatures of 10, 20 and(More)
Chemical interactions between highly host-specific lichenicolous fungi and their lichen hosts have been little studied. In an allometric study, we quantified carbon-based secondary compounds (CBSCs) in a mixed natural Lobarina scrobiculata population (N 1⁄4 147) of the normal and the stictic acid-deficient chemotypes, both with and without galls of(More)
Foliose lichens with cyanobacterial bionts (bipartite and tripartite) form a distinct assemblage of epiphytes strongly associated with humid microclimatic conditions in inland British Columbia. Previous research showed that these cyano- and cephalolichen communities are disproportionately abundant and species-rich on conifer saplings beneath Populus(More)
Approximately 50 % of belowground organic carbon is present in the northern permafrost region and due to changes in climate there are concerns that this carbon will be rapidly released to the atmosphere. The release of carbon in arctic soils is thought to be intimately linked to the N cycle through the N cycle’s influence on microbial activity. The majority(More)
Experimentation with the selection silvicultural system in the Engelmann Spruce-Subalpine Fir (ESSF) Zone of east-central British Columbia began nearly ten years ago. The initial impetus for partial cutting came from concerns about specific nontimber resources, such as scenic values, water quality for domestic use, and habitat for mountain caribou (Rangifer(More)
This study examines the net snow accumulation and ablation characteristics and trends in the Inland Temperate Rainforest (ITR) of the Upper Fraser River Basin, British Columbia (BC), Canada. It intends to establish whether elevation and/or air temperature play(s) a dominant role in hydrological year peak snow water equivalent (SWE) and whether regional(More)
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