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Lalley, J.S., Viles, H.A., Copeman, N. and Cowley, C. 2006. The influence of multi-scale environmental variables on the distribution of terricolous lichens in a fog desert. Journal of Vegetation Science, 17(6): 831-838


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The influence of multi-scale environmental variables on the distribution of terricolous lichens in a fog desert.

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The findings suggest that landscape variables contribute to variations in lichen species cover, but that stronger links occur between lichen growth and small-scale variations in soil characteristics, supporting the need for multi-scale approaches in the management of threatened biological soil crust communities and related ecosystem functions. Keywords: biological soil crust, DCA, DCCA, Namib Desert Namibia.

Year: 2006

Type: Journal Article

URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1654-1103.2006.tb02506.x/abstract


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Lalley, J.S., Viles, H.A., Copeman, N. and Cowley, C. 2006. The influence of multi-scale environmental variables on the distribution of terricolous lichens in a fog desert. Journal of Vegetation Science, 17(6): 831-838
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