Vascular plant diversity in natural and anthropogenic ecosystems in the Andes of Southern Ecuador

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Autorinnen und Autoren: Peters T, Diertl KH, Adams J, Rankl M, Richter M
Titel Sammelwerk: Mountain Research and Development
Zeitschrift: Mountain Research and Development
Verlag: International Mountain Society (IMS)
Verlagsort: Washington
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2010
Titel der Reihe: .
Band: 30
Heftnummer: 4
Seitenbereich: 344-352
ISSN: 0276-4741
eISSN: 1994-7151
Sprache: Englisch


Abstract


The Andes of Ecuador are one of the world's hotspots of vascular plants. These hotspot characteristics apply particularly to the divergence zone of the study site situated in the Cordillera Real near the Estacin Cientfica San Francisco (ECSF) in the northernmost part of Podocarpus National Park (3°58′S; 79°04′W). Here, family and species numbers vary considerably between primary mountain forest stands and anthropogenic sites at similar altitudes. The highest family as well as species numbers (95 and 491, respectively, at 2000-2100 m; 68 and 296 at 2400-2500 m, with sample areas of 400 m2 each) document the extraordinarily high plant diversity of primary mountain forest stands. Comparatively, on anthropogenic sites, the analogous numbers are much smaller, with only 64 families/186 species at the lower altitudinal level and 54 families/155 species at the higher altitudinal level. © 2010 International Mountain Society.



FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Adams, Julia
Institut für Geographie
Peters, Thorsten Dr.
Institut für Geographie
Rankl, Melanie
Graduiertenzentrum der FAU
Richter, Michael Prof. Dr.
Institut für Geographie


Zitierweisen

APA:
Peters, T., Diertl, K.-H., Adams, J., Rankl, M., & Richter, M. (2010). Vascular plant diversity in natural and anthropogenic ecosystems in the Andes of Southern Ecuador. Mountain Research and Development, 30(4), 344-352. https://dx.doi.org/10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-10-00029.1

MLA:
Peters, Thorsten, et al. "Vascular plant diversity in natural and anthropogenic ecosystems in the Andes of Southern Ecuador." Mountain Research and Development 30.4 (2010): 344-352.

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