Epiphyte diversity in native and plantation forests in Ireland
Epiphyte Diversity in Native and Plantation Forests
Howard Fox, Department of Botany, School of Natural Sciences, TCD
Supervisor: Dr. Daniel KellyThis project on epiphyte diversity in Irish forests will address several questions.
Epiphyte community distribution and diversity are to be compared between native, semi-natural woodlands and plantation forests.Epiphyte community distribution and diversity are to be compared between first rotation plantation forests (already studied by Coote, 2007) and second rotation plantation forests.An assessment will be made of the role of spontaneous broadleaved trees as habitat for epiphytes within plantation forests.
Coote, L. 2007 Epiphyte diversity in Irish conifer plantations. Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Botany, Trinity College Dublin.