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Spatial and temporal analysis of vegetation mosaics for conservation: poor fen communities in a Cornish valley mire
Auteur(s)
SOUTHALL E. J. ; DALE M. P. ; KENT M.
Résumé
Aim Biogeographers increasingly realize the importance of seeing plant communities as spatial mosaics and understanding the spatial and temporal heterogeneity of a site is often a key to successful conservation. The aim of this paper is to examine the approaches to the description and analysis of spatial and temporal variation in sub-communities within patch mosaics of vegetation in order to inform conservation management. The activities of the tin streaming industry in Cornwall over the last century have created a highly varied mosaic of poor fen vegetation on Goss Moor National Nature Reserve (NNR). The wetland mosaics comprise dry hummocks and different sized wet pools. The size and depth of the pools determines the rate and type of vegetation that develops, as does the nature of boundary or edge. The ergodic hypothesis is used to describe the various plant sub-communities and their boundaries to identify pathways of hydroseral succession. A further aim was to test the use of Ellenberg Indicator (EI) values as a tool for the rapid description of spatial and temporal environmental change on wetland sites with a view to their management. Location Goss Moor National Nature Reserve, Cornwall, UK. Methods An extensive survey of the whole wetland complex was undertaken to identify patches of poor fen vegetation containing Potentilla palustris (L.) Scop. and Menyanthes trifoliata L. At each patch, species abundance data were collected as well as associated environmental informati
Editeur
Blackwell
Identifiant
ISSN : 0305-0270 CODEN : JBIODN
Source
Journal of biogeography A. 2003, vol. 30, n° 9, pp. 1427-1443 [17 pages] [bibl. : 1 p.3/4]
Langue
Anglais
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