Concepts of fen and bog re-examined in relation to bryophyte cover and the acidity of surface waters

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Eville Gorham; Jan A. Janssens;

Studies of surface-water pH and bryophyte assemblages in 440 plots from five peatland regions across northern North America reveal a very distinct, two-fold division into fens with a pH mode at 6.76-7.00, in which Amblystegiaceae are prominent, and bogs with a pH mode a... View more
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