High resilience of bryophyte assemblages in streamside compared to upland forests.

@article{Dynesius2009HighRO,
  title={High resilience of bryophyte assemblages in streamside compared to upland forests.},
  author={Mats Dynesius and Kristoffer Hylander and Christer Nilsson},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={90 4},
  pages={1042-54}
}
Landscape heterogeneity causes spatial variation in disturbance regimes and resilience. We asked whether the resilience of bryophyte (liverwort and moss) assemblages to clear-cutting differs between streamside and upland boreal forests in northern Sweden. We hypothesized that bryophyte survival and recolonization rates are higher in streamside areas, thus raising resilience. Conversely, disturbance-intolerant but also invading species should be more frequent here, potentially reducing… CONTINUE READING