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dc.contributor.supervisor Piercey-Normore, Michele (Biological Sciences) en_US
dc.contributor.author Brautigan, Vivian
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-28T19:31:30Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-28T19:31:30Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/31911
dc.description.abstract Boreal forest coarse woody debris (CWD) is a dynamic substratum for bryophytes and lichens. However, few studies have examined species and genetic diversity associated with different degrees of CWD decay. The objectives were to examine species richness and diversity, to compare geographic locations and decay classes, and to conduct an indicator species analysis. Fifty lichen and 22 bryophyte species were found, with changes in species richness and diversity associated with progressive wood decay. Indicator species (Cladonia arbuscula, C. gracilis, Parmeliopsis hyperopta, Pleurozium schreberi, and Pylaisiella polyantha) were associated with particular decay classes. Genetic diversity and gene flow in the most common lichen Cladonia arbuscula were explored by Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPDs) showing genetic structure between populations on different substrata. The identification of indicator species and species diversity has implications for forest management and conservation efforts to ensure the genetic and species diversity is maintained. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Coarse Woody Debris en_US
dc.subject Wood decay en_US
dc.subject Indicator Species en_US
dc.subject Cladonia arbuscula en_US
dc.subject Lichens en_US
dc.subject Bryophytes en_US
dc.title Lichen and bryophyte communities on decaying coarse woody debris in the Manitoban boreal forest en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Biological Sciences en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Gillis, Darren (Biological Sciences) Hausner, George (Microbiology) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note May 2016 en_US


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