A comparison of three protocols for sampling epiphytic bryophytes in tropical montane rainforest

Lovadi, Irwan, Cairns, Andi, and Congdon, Robert (2012) A comparison of three protocols for sampling epiphytic bryophytes in tropical montane rainforest. Tropical Bryology, 34. pp. 93-98.

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Abstract

Several sampling techniques for estimating abundance of non-vascular epiphytes, including bryophytes, have been developed over the past decade. The efficacy of those techniques, however, has never been investigated. The present study examines three sampling techniques: ladder quadrats, 10 x 10 cm quadrats at intervals of 40 cm, and a 10 cm wide strip around the stem. We found the use of 10 x 10 cm quadrats at intervals of 40 cm to be the most effective and efficient sampling method for quantifying bryophyte cover.

Item ID: 24553
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: sampling techniques, bryophyte cover, effective sampling method, non-vascular epiphytes
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ISSN: 0935-5626
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2013 02:33
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060202 Community Ecology (excl Invasive Species Ecology) @ 50%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0607 Plant Biology > 060799 Plant Biology not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960505 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960806 Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 50%
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