Relationships among environmental factors, vegetation zones, and species richness in a North American calcareous prairie fen

@article{Bowles2009RelationshipsAE,
  title={Relationships among environmental factors, vegetation zones, and species richness in a North American calcareous prairie fen},
  author={Marlin L. Bowles and Patrick D. Kelsey and Jenny L. McBride},
  journal={Wetlands},
  year={2009},
  volume={25},
  pages={685-696}
}
Pattern and zonation of peatland vegetation are regulated by environmental gradients, as well as by effects of biomass and competitive exclusion on distribution of species richness. The interplay of these factors has not been closely examined in calcareous prairie fens, which are isolated, species rich, calcareous peatlands in the Prairie Peninsula region of North America. We used multivariate analyses to classify vegetation and to quantify species richness in relation to substrate conditions… CONTINUE READING
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