Antarctic moss carpets facilitate growth of Deschampsia antarctica but not its survival

@article{CasanovaKatny2012AntarcticMC,
  title={Antarctic moss carpets facilitate growth of Deschampsia antarctica but not its survival},
  author={M. Ang{\'e}lica Casanova-Katny and Lohengrin A Cavieres},
  journal={Polar Biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={35},
  pages={1869-1878}
}
The vegetation of the Antarctic tundra is dominated by mosses and lichens. Deschampsia antarctica, the Antarctic hairgrass, is one of two vascular plant species which grow along the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. However, little is known about its recruitment and interaction with non-vascular tundra plants. Although several authors propose that tolerance and/or competition should be the main forms of interaction between moss carpets and D. antarctica, no relevant studies exist so far… CONTINUE READING

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