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Light responses of mire mosses - a key to survival after water-level drawdown?

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Tomas Hajek, Raija Laiho, Eeva-Stiina Tuittila, and Mati Ilomets, Light responses of mire mosses - a key to survival after water-level drawdown?: .

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Mosses are important ecosystem engineers in mires. Their existence may be threatened directly or indirectly by anthropogenic drying, which further leads to shading and changed competition conditions via increased arboreal plant cover. Yet, some species are able to acclimate to the changing habitat, while some give way to new colonizers. In the shaded conditions, acclimation or adaptation to low light levels is likely to be a winning strategy to survive. We studied the light responses of photosynthesis and photosynthetic pigment concentrations in mosses from an open mire and its shaded, i.e. drained and forested counterpart. Against our expectations, the Sphagnum species found only in the open habitat had lower photosynthetic capacity [...]

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