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Research article2005Peer reviewed

Lichens of wooden barns and Pinus sylvestris snags in Dalarna, Sweden

Svensson M, Johansson P, Thor G

Abstract

In Sweden, old wooden barns often host a diverse and threatened lichen flora including eight red-listed species, but this kind of barn has declined over the past 100 years. The barns have traditionally been made out of Pinus sylvestris, and it could be hypothesized that pine snags are the natural habitat for many lichens occurring on anthropogenic wood. We compared the lichen flora on old wooden barns in the village C of Gardsjo, Dalarna with that on snags of P. sylvestris. At alpha level, both species richness and lichen abundance were highest on snags, and for both substrates the north aspects had more species and higher abundance than E, S and W aspects. Overall species richness was similar on the substrates, with a slight tendency for higher gamma-level diversity on barns. NMS ordination showed clear compositional differences between barns and snags, and also indicated a more heterogeneous vegetation on barns. Implications for conservation measures are discussed

Keywords

barns; buildings; lichens; red-listed; snags; wood

Published in

Annales Botanici Fennici
2005, Volume: 42, number: 5, pages: 351-363 Publisher: FINNISH ZOOLOGICAL BOTANICAL PUBLISHING BOARD

      SLU Authors

    • Svensson, Måns

      • Department of Conservation Biology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
      • Johansson, Per

        • Department of Conservation Biology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
        • Thor, Göran

          • Department of Conservation Biology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

        UKÄ Subject classification

        Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use

        Permanent link to this page (URI)

        https://res.slu.se/id/publ/7131