Bryophyte cover on trees as proxy for air humidity in the tropics

Dirk Nikolaus Karger, Jürgen Kluge, Stefan Abrahamczyk, Laura Salazar, Jürgen Homeier, Marcus Lehnert, Victor B. Amoroso, Michael Kessler
  • Ecological Indicators, September 2012, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2012.02.026

Bryophytes can serve as proxy for relative humidity

What is it about?

Measuring relative humidity is usually expetionally time consuming. Here we show that the percentage of bryophyte cover on trees correlates with measured relative humidity, and can therefore be used as a proxy.

Why is it important?

Bryophyte cover on trees can be directly used as a proxy for relative humidity.

Perspectives

Dr Dirk Nikolaus Karger
Universitat Zurich

Bryophyte cover on trees can be directly used as a proxy for relative humidity, but only within a given elevational belt or climatic region.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2012.02.026

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