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Blad-, lever- en korstmossen
Hoffmann, M.; Van Landuyt, W.; Provoost, S. (2004). Blad-, lever- en korstmossen, in: Provoost, S. et al. (Ed.) (2004). Levende duinen: een overzicht van de biodiversiteit aan de Vlaamse kust. Mededelingen van het Instituut voor Natuurbehoud, 22: pp. 84-105
In: Provoost, S.; Bonte, D. (Ed.) (2004). Levende duinen: een overzicht van de biodiversiteit aan de Vlaamse kust. Mededelingen van het Instituut voor Natuurbehoud, 22. Instituut voor Natuurbehoud: Brussel. ISBN 90-403-0205-7. 416, ill., appendices pp., more
In: Mededelingen van het Instituut voor Natuurbehoud. Instituut voor Natuurbehoud: Brussel, more

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    VLIZ: Belgian coast BEG [61615]

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  • Hoffmann, M., more
  • Van Landuyt, W., more
  • Provoost, S., more

Abstract
    A general species list for the Flemish coast contains 154 mosses, 24 liverworts and 202 lichens but as relatively little attention is paid to these taxa, this figures should be considered as indicative.
    Along the coast, salt is a very specific environmental factor for mosses and lichens, but only very few species are adapted to it. Calcareous moss dune and dry dune grassland contains most dune specific species. In these habitats mosses and lichens play an important functional ecological role and several species can dominate the vegetation cover. Grass encroachment is a major cause of species decline.
    Many mosses, liverworts and lichens are sensitive to air pollution because of their morphology and ecology. The air quality was formerly better along the coast compared to the inland areas, so the area served as a refuge for species that are vulnerable to pollution. Many of these tend to extend their distribution again due to recent improvement of air quality in Flanders.

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