publication . Research . 2004

Micro-relief distribution of major mosses in ice-free areas along the Soya Coast, the Syowa Station area, East Antarctica

Susumu, Okitsu; Satoshi, Imura; Eri, Ayukawa;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2004 Journal: Polar bioscience, volume 17, pages 69-82
Micro-relief distribution of five major mosses, Pottia heimii, Ceratodon purpureus, Bryum pseudotriquetrum, Grimmia lawiana and Bryum argenteum, in the ice-free areas along the Soya Coast, continental part of East Antarctica have been compared. Those five mosses showed three different types of micro-relief distribution, at three different types of sites: mounds, slopes and hollows. Pottia heimii and Ceratodon purpureus prevailed on mound sites mixed with cyanobacteria. In dryer mound environments cyanobacteria was supposed to play an important role in nitrogen fixation. Bryum pseudotriquetrum and Grimmia lawiana dominated on hollow sites covered with sand. A mor...
free text keywords: continental Antarctica, Grimmia lawiana, ice-free area, micro-relief distribution, Pottia heimii
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