Table 3

Vegetation composition at the Falkland Islands study sites

Falkland Islands

Vegetation type

Dwarf shrub

Grass

(%)

(%)


(v): vascular plant

Empetrum rubrum (v)

68.3

Poa annua (v)

25.6

Festuca magellanica (v)

22.0

Festuca magellanica (v)

15.7

Pernettya pumila (v)

11.3

Azorella caespitosa (v)

6.3

Oxalis enneaphylla (v)

8.0

Colobanthus quitensis (v)

4.7

Blechnum penna-marina (v)

6.8

Poa pratensis (v)

4.1

Azorella lycopodioides (v)

2.8

Aira praecox (v)

2.2

Trisetum spicatum (v)

1.9

Azorella filamentosa (v)

<1.0

Azorella caespitosa (v)

1.7

Acaena lucida (v)

<1.0

Cortaderia pilosa (v)

<1.0

Olsynium filifolium (v)

<1.0

Rubus geoides (v)

<1.0


Mean cover (%) of vascular plants in the control plots of each vegetation type at the Falkland Islands at the start of the experiment. Species are listed in order of abundance from top to bottom.

Bokhorst et al. BMC Ecology 2007 7:15   doi:10.1186/1472-6785-7-15

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