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An Analysis of Seasonal Patterns of Bryophyte Growth in a Natural Habitat

E. Rincon and J. P. Grime
Journal of Ecology
Vol. 77, No. 2 (Jun., 1989), pp. 447-455
DOI: 10.2307/2260761
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2260761
Page Count: 9
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Abstract

(1) Seasonal patterns of growth of five bryophyte species were investigated in an area of north-facing calcareous grassland in North Derbyshire. Simultaneous measurements of dry weight and shoot length were possible by the use of a new experimental field technique. (2) Marked differences in relative growth rate occurred between the species and uncoupling between growth in length and in dry weight was observed.

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