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Methods for obtaining more complete species lists in surveys of lichen biodiversity

Who finds more, wins By the authors Jan Vondrák & Jiří Malíček One can get unusual thoughts in pubs and wine bars - and a few of them still seem sensible the next day. Sitting with a glass of wine, we were once struck by the thought that floristic inventories might be more...

Book review - The Fungi

Book review (by Subject Editor Klaus Høiland) Watkinson, SC, Boddy, L, Money, NP. (eds.) 2016. The Fungi, Third Edition. Academic Press, Elsevier, Waltham, San Diego, Oxford, London. ISBN 978-0-12-382034-1 As a teacher in mycology, I and my colleagues have always faced the...

Discovery of a new species of wintergreen plant from Sichuan Province, China

By Peter W. Fritsch (author) The species of Gaultheria series Trichophyllae (Ericaceae: Gaultherieae) comprise a clade of high-alpine creeping or mat-forming small-leaved, i.e., less than 1 cm long, shrublets. The flowers of this group are typical for the heath family (Ericaceae...

Effects of wild boar rooting on wildflower populations

By Jörg Brunet (author) Read the freely available article here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/njb.01010/epdf Dalby Söderskog, a temperate broadleaf wood in southernmost Sweden, is a classic site of ecological research. Being a forest reserve since 1918, ecological...

Conservation benefits of mowing vs. grazing in semi-natural grasslands

Some projects have a long gestation period. Or rather, it can take considerable time until the right combination of ideas, people and data come together. Our recent contribution in Nordic Journal of Botany is an example of such a project. THE DATA The story started back in the...