Biodiversity Of Southernmost Forests And Tundra Ecosystems

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Article discussing research on the biodiversity of the dominant vegetation in the world's southernmost forests and tundra ecosystems.

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Creation Date: October 26, 2007
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UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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Rozzi, Ricardo, 1960-

University of North Texas; Universidad de Chile

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Massardo, Francisca

University of North Texas; Universidad de Chile

Creator (Author):
Anderson, Christopher B.

University of North Texas; Universidad de Chile

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Armesto, Juan J., 1953-

Universidad de Chile; Universidad Católica de Chile

Creator (Author):
Goffinet, Bernard

University of Connecticut

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Silander, John August, 1945-

University of Connecticut

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Buck, William R., 1950-

New York Botanical Garden

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Arroyo, Mary T. K.

Universidad de Chile

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Russell, Shaun

University of Wales

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Cavieres, Lohengrin A.

Universidad de Chile; Universidad de Concepción

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Callicott, J. Baird

University of North Texas

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  • Creation: October 26, 2007
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Article discussing research on the biodiversity of the dominant vegetation in the world's southernmost forests and tundra ecosystems.

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Abstract: The definition of conservation priorities for biodiversity often focuses only on the numbers of vertebrate animals and seed plants in the northern hemisphere or in the tropics. But what about the other organisms, and the more extreme regions of the world, where the species richness of flowering plants and mammals is low? An interdisciplinary team of US, UK and Chilean taxonomists, ecologists, and philosophers explored the world's southernmost forest and tundra ecosystems to estimate the diversity of the dominant vegetation, namely tiny bryophytes and lichens growing on trees, soils and rocks.

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2 p.

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Keyword(s): biodiversity | conservation | ecosystems
Source: Science Daily, 2007, Washington DC: Ecological Society of America
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UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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