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Diversity patterns of climbing plants and vascular epiphytes in the valdivian rain forest of South America: A synthesis between 2000 and 2010

dc.contributor.authorPincheira Ulbrich, Jimmy
dc.identifier.citationPhyton, Vol. 80, 9-18, 2011es
dc.description.abstractKnowledge about the diversity patterns of vascular epiphytes and vines in the Valdivian rainforest of South America between 2000 and 2010 was systematized. The method was based on the review of publications available in four electronic databases using keywords. The results showed 12 studies conducted in Chile and two in Argentina, mostly in primary forests within protected areas. Research was carried out essentially at the habitat level, although there were one study at a landscape level and two reviews at a regional scale. The samples used came from ground-based observations and only two studies accessed the canopy of emergent trees. The most relevant findings showed that: (1) diversity was greater in primary than secondary forests; (2) the abundance of epiphytic ferns (Hymenophyllaceae) correlated positively with the habitat moisture gradient; (3) climbing plants showed differential tolerance to shade; (4) the diversity of both groups of plants was positively correlated with the diameter of phorophytes, and (5) the majority of vines and epiphytes showed selectivity for the phorophyte species. In addition, richness of vascular epiphytes and vines at a habitat scale ranged from 8 to 16 and 6 to 14 species, respectively. Knowledge about the level of species interchange between habitats is scarce in fragmented environments and at a landscape scale. This knowledge must be prioritized in areas with high human pressure to improve the conservation opportunity of this group of
dc.subjectPlantas trepadoras y epifitases
dc.titleDiversity patterns of climbing plants and vascular epiphytes in the valdivian rain forest of South America: A synthesis between 2000 and 2010es
dc.title.alternativePatrones de diversidad de plantas trepadoras y epifitas vasculares en el bosque lluvioso valdiviano de Sudamérica: Una síntesis entre los años 2000 y 2010es
dc.typeArtículo de Revistaes
uct.comunidadRecursos Naturaleses
uct.disciplinaCiencias de las Plantases
uct.facultadFacultad de Recursos Naturaleses
uct.carreraIngeniería en Recursos Naturales Renovableses
uct.carreraIngeniería Forestales

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