|Ecology of lianas
Schnitzer, S.A. ; Bongers, F. ; Burnham, R.J. ; Putz, F.E. - \ 2015
Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell - ISBN 9781118392492 - 504
klimplanten - plantenecologie - plantenanatomie - plantenfysiologie - evolutie - tropische bossen - bossen - climbing plants - plant ecology - plant anatomy - plant physiology - evolution - tropical forests - forests
A liana is a long-stemmed, woody vine that is rooted in the soil at ground level and uses trees to climb up to the canopy to get access to well-lit areas of the forest. The main goal of this book is to present the current status of liana ecology in tropical and temperate forests. In essence, it is a forum to summarize and synthesize the most recent research in liana ecology and to address how this research fits into the broader field of ecology.
A standard protocol for liana censuses
Gerwing, J.J. ; Schnitzer, S.A. ; Burnham, R.J. ; Bongers, F.J.J.M. ; Chave, J. ; DeWalt, S.J. ; Ewango, C.E.N. ; Foster, R. ; Kenfack, D. ; Martinez-Ramos, M. ; Parren, M.P.E. ; Parthasarathy, N. ; Pérez-Salicrup, D.R. ; Putz, F.E. ; Thomas, D.W. - \ 2006
Biotropica 38 (2006)2. - ISSN 0006-3606 - p. 256 - 261.
tropical rain-forest - barro-colorado-island - lowland forest - stem diameter - wet forest - diversity - abundance - growth - biomass - panama
A recent increase in published studies of lianas has been paralleled by a proliferation of protocols for censusing lianas. This article seeks to increase uniformity in liana inventories by providing specific recommendations for the determination of which taxa to include, the location of diameter measurement points on individual stems, the setting of minimum stem diameter cutoffs, the treatment of multiple-stemmed and rooted clonal groups, and the measurement of noncylindrical stems. Use of more uniform liana censusing protocols may facilitate comparison of independently collected data sets and further our understanding of global patterns in liana abundance, diversity, biomass, and dynamics.