Table 5

Vegetation composition at the Anchorage Island study sites

Anchorage Island

Vegetation type

Moss

Lichen

(%)

(%)


(a): alga, (l): lichen, (m): moss

Sanionia uncinata (m)

47.8

Buellia latemarginata (l)

30.0

Brachythecium austrosalebrosum (m)

21.6

Usnea antarctica (l)

21.3

Prasiola crispa (a)

19.0

Rhizoplaca aspidophora (l)

9.8

Pohlia nutans (m)

11.4

Acarospora macrocyclos (l)

4.8

Buellia spp. (l)

<1.0

Prasiola crispa (a)

1.8

Cephaloziella varians

<1.0

Buellia spp. (l)

6.0

Usnea antarctica (l)

<1.0

Cephaloziella varians

<1.0

Acarospora macrocyclos (l)

<1.0

Umbilicaria decussata (l)

<1.0

Xanthoria elegans (l)

<1.0


Mean cover (%) of cryptogams in the control plots of each vegetation type at Anchorage Island at the start of the experiment. Species are listed in order of abundance from top to bottom. (Cephaloziella varians is a liverwort)

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

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