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Volume 16 (2015) Article 4
Effects of shading on relative competitive advantage of three species of Sphagnum
by J.Z. Ma, Z.J. Bu, X.X. Zheng, J.L. Ge and S.Z. Wang
Published online: 11.06.2015
(1) Sphagnum is an important genus of bryophytes holding 10–15 % of the terrestrial carbon stock. With climate change a drier surface may increase the abundance of vascular plants on peatlands, so shading of Sphagnum may increase. Here we describe growth cabinet experiments to reveal the effects of shading on interactions among mixtures of three species: S. capillifolium, S. palustre (hummock species), and S. fallax (a hollow species). We measured the six traits: growth in length, growth as increase in dry mass, side-shoot production, nitrogen and carbon proportion of the capitulum dry mass, and C:N ratio in the capitulum.
Ma, J.Z., Bu, Z.J., Zheng, X.X., Ge, J.L. & Wang, S.Z. (2015): Effects of shading on relative competitive advantage of three species of Sphagnum. Mires and Peat 16: Art. 4. (Online: http://www.mires-and-peat.net/pages/volumes/map16/map1604.php)
IMCG and IPS acknowledge the work of the reviewers.