The conservation of ground layer lichen communities in alvar grasslands and the relevance of substitution habitats

Abstract

Semi-natural calcareous grasslands (alvars) are biodiversity hotspots in Northern Europe, particularly for herb layer plants. In the last century, traditional management has ceased, and the area of grasslands has declined due to extensive encroachment. We were interested in the drivers of ground layer (alias terricolous or epigeic) lichen communities. Our… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10531-012-0430-z

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