Biological diversity of peatlands in Canada
作者: Barry G. WarnerTaro Asada
作者单位: 1Wetlands Research Group, University of Waterloo
刊名: Aquatic Sciences, 2006, Vol.68 (3), pp.240-253
来源数据库: Springer Nature Journal
DOI: 10.1007/s00027-006-0853-2
关键词: AnimalsbiodiversitybogsCanadafenspeatlandsplants
英文摘要: Abstract.(#br)Knowledge about the biodiversity of Canada’s vast peatlands is poor largely because peatlands have not been routinely differentiated from other types of habitats. Plants are better known than the animals. Systematic surveys of peatland plants began in the late 1800s, but did not begin in earnest until the 1950s. With the exception of a few marshes, peatlands are classified into bogs (18 forms), fens (17 forms), and swamps (21 forms). Bogs are the most widespread compared to fens and swamps. Peatlands occur throughout most of Canada but are most common in the Boreal, Subarctic, and Arctic Wetland Regions. Species richness for plants clearly separates bogs and fens. Average number of total species is greater in fens than in bogs. Species richness of herbs, fern and fern...
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  • diversity 差异