Micro-pattern in an area of New Zealand alpine vegetation

@article{Wier2004MicropatternIA,
  title={Micro-pattern in an area of New Zealand alpine vegetation},
  author={David A. Wier and J. Bastow Wilson},
  journal={Vegetatio},
  year={2004},
  volume={73},
  pages={81-88}
}
An area of New Zealand alpine herbfield, 22×22 m, was sampled on a 3×3 m grid. Two community types could be distinguished, dominated respectively by the cushion epacrid Dracophyllum muscoides and the subshrub asterad Celmisia viscosa. Each type was subdivided into three communities. The distribution of these communities was correlated with the environmental factors measured, with a predictability of up to 81%. Some of the factors, such as soil organic matter, could have been influenced by the… CONTINUE READING

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