Publication
Title
Wetland vegetation distribution modelling for the identification of constraining environmental variables
Author
Abstract
Wetland ecosystems are of primary concern for nature conservation and restoration. Adequate conservation and restoration strategies emerge from a scientific comprehension of wetland properties and processes. Hereby, the understanding of plant species and vegetation patterns in relation to environmental gradients is an important issue. The modelling approaches in this study statistically relate vegetation patterns to measured environmental gradients in a lowland wetland ecosystem. Measured environmental gradients included groundwater quantity and quality aspects, soil properties and vegetation management. Among this variety, the objective was to identify the key environmental gradients constraining the vegetation, using recently developed methodologies within the modelling approaches. Comparison of results indicated that different environmental gradients were considered to be important by different methodologies.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Landscape ecology. - The Hague
Publication
The Hague : 2008
ISSN
0921-2973
Volume/pages
23:2(2008), p. 1049-1065
ISI
000260283100005
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Last edited 31.10.2017
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