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Predicting the potential distribution of aquatic herbaceous plants in oligotrophic Central Amazonian wetland ecosystems

Lopes, Aline; Demarchi, Layon Oreste; Franco, Augusto Cesar; Ferreira, Aurélia Bentes; Ferreira, Cristiane Silva; Wittmann, Florian 1; Santiago, Ivone Neri; Cruz, Jefferson da; Silva, Jeisiane Santos da; Schöngart, Jochen; Souza, Sthefanie do Nascimento Gomes de; Piedade, Maria Teresa Fernandez
1 Institut für Geographie und Geoökologie (IFGG), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


Aquatic herbaceous plants are especially suitable for mapping environmental variability in wetlands, as they respond quickly to environmental gradients and are good indicators of habitat preference. We describe the composition of herbaceous species in two oligotrophic wetland ecosystems, floodplains along black-water rivers (igapo) and wetlands upon hydromorphic sand soils (campinarana) in the Parque Nacional do Jau and the Reserva de Desenvolvimento Sustentavel Uatuma in Central Amazonia, both protected areas. We tested for the potential distribution range (PDR) of the most frequent species of these ecosystems, which are the ones that occurred in at least two of the sampled wetlands, using species distribution models (SDMs). In total, 98 aquatic herbaceous species were recorded, of which 63 occurred in igapos and 44 in campinaranas. Most igapo species had ample PDRs across the Neotropics, while most campinaranas species were restricted to the Amazon Basin. These results are congruent with studies that described similar distribution patterns for tree and bird species, which emphasizes a high degree of endemism in Amazonian campinarana. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000137137
Veröffentlicht am 02.09.2021
DOI: 10.1590/0102-33062020abb0188
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Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Geographie und Geoökologie (IFGG)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1677-941X, 0102-3306
KITopen-ID: 1000137137
Erschienen in Acta botanica Brasilica
Verlag Sociedade Botânica do Brasil (SBB)
Band 35
Heft 1
Seiten 22–36
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