Tropical Ecology and Conservation [Monteverde Institute]

Alternative Title

Composición de la comunidad y diversidad de los líquenes a lo largo de un gradiente de perturbación en San Luis, Costa Rica


Sarah Hosford



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Publication Date

November 2005


This research was conducted to better understand lichen morphology and diversity in different habitats in San Luis, Costa Rica. Lichens on trees in adjacent pasture, forest edge, and mature forest areas were identified to morphospecies and the species richness, diversity and total coverage per tree was compared across habitats. Eighteen different morphospecies were found across all three habitats. The forest trees had the lowest species richness and diversity, while the forest edge and the pasture had the highest. Esta investigación se condujo para entender la morfología y la diversidad de los líquenes en los distintos hábitats de San Luis, Costa Rica. Los líquenes en los árboles en tres distintos hábitats: potrero adyacente, orilla del bosque y bosque primario fueron identificados por especies morfológicas. La riqueza de especies, la diversidad y el área total cubierta por el árbol se compararon entre hábitats. Dieciocho especies morfológicas se encontraron entre los tres hábitats. Los árboles del bosque tuvieron una menor riqueza y diversidad de especies, mientras que la orilla del bosque y el potrero presentaron las riquezas y diversidades más altas.


Lichen communities, Comunidades de liquenes, Lichens--Ecology, Liquenes--Ecologia, Costa Rica--Puntarenas--Monteverde Zone--San Luis, Costa Rica--Puntarenas--Zona de Monteverde--San Luis, CIEE Fall 2005, CIEE Otoño 2005


Student Affiliation : Department of Zoology, Colorado State University Born Digital

Subject: topical

Lichen communities; Comunidades de liquenes; Lichens--Ecology; Liquenes--Ecologia; CIEE Fall 2005; CIEE Otoño 2005

Subject: geographic

Costa Rica--Puntarenas--Monteverde Zone--San Luis; Costa Rica--Puntarenas--Zona de Monteverde--San Luis



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|Monteverde Institute MVI



Community composition and diversity of lichens along a disturbance gradient in San Luis, Costa Rica



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