Diversity of bryophyte vegetation in some forest types in Estonia: a comparison of old unmanaged and managed forests

@article{Vellak2004DiversityOB,
  title={Diversity of bryophyte vegetation in some forest types in Estonia: a comparison of old unmanaged and managed forests},
  author={Kai Vellak and Jaanus Paal},
  journal={Biodiversity & Conservation},
  year={2004},
  volume={8},
  pages={1595-1620}
}
The bryophyte vegetation of 3 pairs of unmanaged and managed forest stands, representing Oxalis drained peatland, Aegopodium and Oxalis forest site type, were compared. The total number of bryophyte species in unmanaged stands was 74 and that in managed stands 54. Out of the 20 species occurring only in unmanaged forests, 9 grow on decaying wood, and 3 on trunks or bases of big trees; 13 of them were hepatics. In unmanaged forests 11 hemerophobic species were recorded altogether. Although the… CONTINUE READING
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