Microclimatic Influences on Lichen Distribution and Community Development

TitleMicroclimatic Influences on Lichen Distribution and Community Development
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsCanters, KJ, Scholler, H, Ott, S, Jahns, HM
Journal NameThe Lichenologist
Volume23
Number3
Pagination237-252
Date Published1991
PublisherCambridge University Press
Place PublishedCambridge
Keywordscommunities, distribution, lichens, microclimate, microhabitat, niches
Abstract

The distribution of cryptogams and phanerogams and the microclimate of different habitats have been studied. It is known that a forest community of phanerogams includes an assemblage of different microhabitats inhabited by different lichens and mosses. The distribution of lichens and mosses is governed by factors that are offetn of little importance to higher plants.