Variation in the species composition of bryophytes as influenced by chemical composition of rocky substratum, The Western Carpathians
Bryophytes are widely used for monitoring of heavy metal deposition. Nevertheless, the data on bryophyte occurence related to rock chemistry are rare. Well documented is e. g. the group of copper-loving bryophytes. The goal of this paper is to relate the occurence of bryophytes to rock chemistry. The investigation was focused to 11 predominantly mountainy, less rural sites throughout the West Carpathians, Slovakia. All the relevés were collected using the Tansley’s sampling scale. The data were plotted onto CCA ordination diagram, for statistical analysis was used CANOCO 4.5 package for Windows. Brachythecium velutinum showed significant correlation with copper, the others correlations are insignificant.
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