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Coldest places on earth with angiosperm plant life

Körner, Christian

In: Alpine Botany, 2011, vol. 121, no. 1, p. 11-22

Université de Neuchâtel

Comparative ecology of vascular plant, bryophyte and testate amoeba communities in four Sphagnum peatlands along an altitudinal gradient in Switzerland

Koenig, Isabelle ; Feldmeyer-Christe, Elizabeth ; Mitchell, Edward AD

In: Ecological Indicators, 2015, vol. 54, p. 48-59

Monitoring tools are needed to assess changes in peatland biotic communities and ecosystem functions in response to on-going climate and other environmental changes. Although the responses of soil organisms and plants to ecological gradients and perturbations do not always correlate, peatland monitoring is mainly based on vegetation surveys. Testate amoebae, a group of protists, are important...

Université de Neuchâtel

The performance of single- and multi-proxy transfer functions (testate amoebae, bryophytes, vascular plants) for reconstructing mire surface wetness and pH

Mitchell, Edward A.D. ; Payne, Richard J. ; van der Knaap, Willem O. ; Lamentowicz, Łukasz ; Gąbka, Maciej ; Lamentowicz, Mariusz

In: Quaternary Research, 2012, vol. 79, no. 1, p. 6-13

Peatlands are widely exploited archives of paleoenvironmental change. We developed and compared multiple transfer functions to infer peatland depth to the water table (DWT) and pH based on testate amoeba (percentages, or presence/absence), bryophyte presence/absence, and vascular plant presence/absence data from sub-alpine peatlands in the SE Swiss Alps in order to 1) compare the performance of...