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Friday, November 13, 2009

Re: BRYONET: bryophytes and water storage in sclerophyllous forests?

BRYONET

Dear Victor,
I know that bryophytes in sub-boreal conifer forests can intercept
rainfall and prevent it from reaching the forest floor, preventing the
roots from getting it. However, their role in storage probably only
benefits them since that water never reaches the next layer down. It
sounds like an interesting question to pursue. We had multiple water
collectors in pairs (with and without mosses) to measure rainfall at the
microhabitat scale. It was interesting to discover dry soil under the
mosses.
Janice

Victor Ardiles Huerta wrote:
> BRYONET
>
>
> Dear bryonet:
>
> I Have a Question in my head..
>
> it possible that communities or population of bryophytes have a
> important role in water storage in sclerophyllous forests or only
> tropical and austral forest can will happen???.
>
> There are some work
> or books about this??..or somebody have experience in this relation??..
>
> Thank for you answers and orientation
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Bryonet is a service of the International Association of Bryologists (IAB)
and is administered by Janice Glime <jmglime@mtu.edu>
through Michigan Technological University
IAB Officers:
President Jeff Duckett <j.g.duckett@qmul.ac.uk>
Secretary-Treasurer Jim Shevock <JShevock@calacademy.org>
First VP: Masanobu Higuchi, Second VP: Jiri Vana
To join IAB ($11 per year), contact Jim Shevock <JShevock@calacademy.org>
IAB website: http://www.bryology.org/
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