Bryophytes and lichens of Aldabra

  • Aldabra Atoll, in the Republic of Seychelles, lies 450 km to the north of Madagascar and 650 km to the east of the Tanzanian coast of Africa (9o24’S, 46o20’E). It is one of the largest atolls in the world, with four main islands and numerous islets, totalling 97 km2. The underlying limestone is slightly raised, but is generally less than 8 m in elevation, and varies substantially in texture due to erosion. The atoll has been elevated above sea level for at least 80,000 years. Soils are generally shallow and alkaline (Trudgill 1979). The geology and ecology are outlined in Westoll and Stoddart (1971), Stoddart and Westoll (1979), and Stoddart (1984).

Download full text files

Export metadata

Additional Services

Share in Twitter Search Google Scholar
Author:Mark R.D. Seaward, Clive Hambler, André Aptroot
Parent Title (English):Tropical bryology
Publisher:D. Quandt, Univ. Bonn, Nees Inst. für Biodiversität d. Pflanzen
Place of publication:Bonn
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:1996
Year of first Publication:1996
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2013/07/26
Page Number:5
First Page:29
Last Page:33
The layout of the electronic version of this contribution differs from the layout of the original version published in the printed volume.
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 58 Pflanzen (Botanik) / 580 Pflanzen (Botanik)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Tropical Bryology / Tropical Bryology, Volume 12 (1996)
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht