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1 June 2017 Bryophytes and Their Distribution Pattern in the Nagliai Strict Nature Reserve (Curonian Spit, Lithuania)
Abstract

Jukonienė, I. & Subkaitė, M. 2017. Bryophytes and their distribution pattern in the Nagliai Strict Nature Reserve (Curonian Spit, Lithuania). — Herzogia 30: 16–35.

Data on bryophyte species diversity in the Nagliai Strict Nature Reserve (Curonian Spit, Lithuania) are presented. Bryophyte diversity and their patterns of distribution across different habitats were analysed. Species richness, biotal dispersity, Shannon's diversity and evenness indices were used for the evaluation of bryophyte diversity in various habitats, and the Jaccard and Bray-Curtis coefficients employed for comparisons of similarity. A total of 75 species were recorded for the territory (32 in grasslands and 62 in forests). Two species and three varieties were new to Lithuania, and four species and one variety were new to the Curonian Spit. Variations in bryophyte species richness and relative abundance of the most frequently encountered species were observed for fore-dune grassland, sand plain and dune ridges.

Distinct species composition was ascertained for various substrata located in both dry and wet forests. The most frequent species occurring throughout the territory were those that favoured dry conditions and grow on different substrata, whereas obligate epixyles and epiphytes were rare. Species preferring full light were the most frequently encountered taxa in grassland habitats.

"Bryophytes and Their Distribution Pattern in the Nagliai Strict Nature Reserve (Curonian Spit, Lithuania)," Herzogia 30(1), 16-35, (1 June 2017). https://doi.org/10.13158/heia.30.1.2017.16
Accepted: 27 February 2017; Published: 1 June 2017
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