Zu Mechanismen der Linienmigration von Pflanzen
Linear landscape elements function as important leading structures for plant dispersal. Their ecological relevance results mostly from fostering long-distance dispersal events. While linear distribution patterns of plant species along streams and rivers have been observed since the 19th century, corresponding patterns along roads became much later object of research. Even though such distribution patterns strongly indicate the functioning of roads as dispersal corridors they do not explain the underlying mechanisms. Taking roads as an example, we here illustrate linear plant migration as an outcome of spatial and, in part, functional overlay of varying habitat and dispersal related mechanisms.
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