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Probable long distance dispersal of Leptinella plumosa Hook.f. to Heard Island: Habitat, status and discussion of its arrival

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Turner, PAM and Scott, JJ and Rozefelds, A, Probable long distance dispersal of Leptinella plumosa Hook.f. to Heard Island: Habitat, status and discussion of its arrival, Polar Biology, 29, (3) pp. 160-168. ISSN 0722-4060 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1007/s00300-005-0035-z

Abstract

During the 2003-2004 austral summer the number of vascular plant species recorded from Heard Island rose from 11 to 12 with the discovery of one small plant of Leptinella plumosa Hook.f. (Asteraceae), an indigenous subantarctic species. It is described and its habitat, likely status and possible means of arrival on the island are discussed. We conclude that the species probably arrived by natural means with a seabird as its most likely dispersal vector. The life history and biology of L. plumosa indicates its likely persistence on Heard Island.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Evolutionary Biology
Research Field:Evolutionary Biology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Author:Turner, PAM (Dr Perpetua Turner)
Author:Scott, JJ (Dr Jennifer Scott)
Author:Rozefelds, A (Dr Andrew Rozefelds)
ID Code:38665
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2005-08-01
Last Modified:2011-11-24
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