Functional Diversity of Subalpine Bryophyte Communities in an Oceanic Island (La Réunion)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1657/1938-4246-46.4.841

Abstract

AAAR2014Increasing temperature imperils worldwide tropical subalpine and alpine ecosystems with the threat of mountaintop extinctions and a subsequent loss of biodiversity and ecosystem functions. This paper provides a first assessment of functional diversity along a high climatic gradient for bryophytes, which represent a major plant compartment in these ecosystems. Lire la suite