J. Zarnowiec

J. Zarnowiec
University of Bielsko-Biala · Department of Ecology and Nature Conservation

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Bryophytes are good indicators of habitat conditions and show associations with different types of forests. In this study we assessed the diversity and distribution of forest floor bryophytes across a wide gradient of Central European forests using vegetation records from the Polish Vegetation Database (PVD). We identified forest types using the Ha...
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Context The spread of invasive bryophytes in Central Europe started in the 2nd half of the twentieth century. However, still it is not known which climatic and land-use factors shape their potential niche. Objectives We aimed to develop regional-scale species distribution models based on climate, land-use, and distance to the earliest records (pro...
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The data of monitoring of natural monuments in the Jasienica and Jaworze communes (Silesian Voivodeship) deriving from 1999, 2008 and 2019 were compared between the periods and communes. The conducted studies involved determining metric data (including tree height and diameter at breast height – DBH) and assessing health condition of monumental tre...
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Key message In order to preserve the continuity of epiphytic and epixylic cryptogamic flora, two things are essential: maintaining the near-natural character of a forest community in relation to the montane zonation and more sustainable forest management in relation to deadwood. Context Lichens and bryophytes are common species that inhabit dead w...
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Although species composition, species diversity and the frequency of epixylic bryophytes is quite well recognised in Central Europe, the patterns associated with their plant traits are still relatively unknown. The main objective of this study was to determine which plant traits best explain the colonization of coarse woody debris (CWD) by the bryo...
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Key message The size of the structural components of the root–pit–mound complex was crucial for high moss species richness. Root plates, pits, and mounds were similar in terms of moss species composition, which was mostly determined by forest type. Context Uprooted trees may be colonized by different terricolous mosses including common species and...
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Orthodontium lineare, a neophyte of southern origin, was accidentally introduced by human activity to England in 1910. Subsequently it spread to mainland Europe and it continues to move eastward. In Poland, it was discovered in 1980–1981. The present paper shows dot distribution maps at 10-year intervals and discusses the dynamics of its invasion a...
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The use of functional information in the form of species traits plays an important role in explaining biodiversity patterns and responses to environmental changes. Although relationships between species composition, their traits, and the environment have been extensively studied on a case-by-case basis, results are variable, and it remains unclear...
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Forest management practices can not only influence the amount of deadwood but also the proportions of particular elements. The goal of the present paper was to compare the amount, number of logs, stumps and snags and their dendrometrical parameters between the protected and managed forests in the Karkonosze Mts after a huge dieback of Picea abies....
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This Red List is a summary of the conservation status of the European species of mosses, liverworts and hornworts, collectively known as bryophytes, evaluated according to IUCN’s Guidelines for Application of IUCN Red List Criteria at Regional Level. It provides the first comprehensive, region-wide assessment of bryophytes and it identifies those s...
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The European Red List is a review of the status of European species according to IUCN regional Red Listing guidelines. It identifies those species that are threatened with extinction at the regional level – in order that appropriate conservation action can be taken to improve their status. This publication is a summary of the conservation status of...
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The dead standing trees i.e. snags are known as habitat for epiphytic and epixylic species including first of all lichens and bryophytes. The vascular plants are much rarer on this type of coarse woody debris (CWD). The eighty snags (CWD elements higher than 1.5 m) of Norway spruce Picea abies and beech Fagus sylvatica in the Karkonosze Mts. were e...
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Campylopus introflexus is the only invasive moss listed among the 100 most prominent alien invaders in Europe. The present study shows dot distribution maps (at 10-years intervals from its introduction in 1986 to the present) and discusses the dynamics of its invasion, altitudinal distribution and ecological preferences. During the 30 years of its...
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Bipolar moss species, extreme examples of large and disjunctive geographical ranges, belong to the most important components of the vegetation cover in Antarctica. Their appropriate taxonomic interpretations are essential for fine-scale biogeographical considerations but our knowledge on their phylogenetic affinities still remains limited. Here, we...
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Staniaszek-Kik, M. & Żarnowiec, J. 2018. Diversity of mosses on stumps and logs in the Karkonosze Mts (Sudetes Mts, Central Europe). - Herzogia 31: 70–87. The species richness and abundance of mosses on 650 logs and 938 stumps were investigated in the lower and upper montane forest belts in the Karkonosze National Park and its surrounding area (Kar...
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The main goal of this study was to check whether the process of the colonization of coarse woody debris (CWD) is random or is determined by the wood traits and the environment. The study was conducted in the Karkonosze Mts., a part of Sudeten Mts. (Poland). We recorded the CWD traits and site conditions for 453 logs of spruce (Picea abies) and beec...
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The moss genus Zygodon Hook. & Taylor (Orthotrichaceae) is represented by five species in Poland, namely: Z. dentatus (Limpr.) Kartt., Z. gracilis Wilson, Z. rupestris Schimp. ex A.W.H.Walth. & Molendo, Z. stirtonii Schimp. and Z. viridissimus (Dicks.) Brid. Their current distribution in Poland is reviewed and mapped, and lists of their localities...
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We investigated the applicability of Ellenberg’s indicator values (EIVs) on coarse woody debris (CWD). Given that a small number of vascular plant species forms the pool of potential colonizers, we wanted to examine whether the properties of decaying logs and site characteristics can be predicted using EIVs. A comparison was made between the EIVs o...
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Among the vascular plants there is a lack of the typical epixylous species but they are a constant komponent on decaying wood. Their distribution patterns on this kind of substrate seem to be the least known among phototrophs. A total of 454 dead logs of Picea abies were analyzed with regard to cover of vascular plants and the independent morphomet...
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Predicting moss species richness at the landscape scale
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Little is known about the vascular plant flora that grows on dead wood or about the ecological conditions of its development. We focused on montane beech forests in the Sudeten Mts. in southern Poland and chose Fagus sylvatica. The studies were conducted in the years 2003-2006 between 460 and 890 m a.s.l. Among others, the following parameters of d...
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Two species of mosses in relation to nitrogen metabolism were examined. This subject is little known in this group of plant. Investigations of nitrate reductase activity in green tissues of Brachythecium rutabulum (Hedw.) Schimp. and Atrichum undulatum (Hedw.) P.Beauv. were performed. The study was conducted in two localities: heavy contaminated wa...
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Streszczenie. Na murszejącym drewnie i na wykrociskach w lasach Karkonoszy stwierdzono trzy inwazyjne antropofity, tj.: dwie rośliny naczyniowe – Digitalis purpurea L. i Impatiens parviflora DC. oraz jeden mech – Orthodontium lineare Schwägr. Stanowi to zaledwie 1,9% flory analizowanych siedlisk (1,1% flory mchów, 2,9% flory roślin naczyniowych) i...
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Three invasive anthropophytes, i.e. two vascular plants Digitalis purpurea L. and Impatiens parviflora DC. as well as one moss Orthodontium lineare Schwägr, were recorded on decaying wood and tree-fall disturbances (pit-mound-root plate complex). It contributes only 1.9% to the flora of analyzed habitats (1.1% of moss flora, 2.9% of vascular plant...
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This paper provides the current distribution of the protected and endangered moss Dicranum viride (Sull. & Lesq.) Lindb. in the Polish part of the Carpathians, where it is known from 48 localities. The ecology and altitudinal limits of the species are given and its geographical distribution is mapped. The threat factors are briefly described and di...
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Traditionally treated bryophytes with 24,000 species noted in the world and among them 956 Polish species remain a largely unstudied reservoir of undescribed fungi species. About 400 obligate bryophilous fungi (mainly ascomycetes) have been described till now. The number is still very Iow, considering the fact that every year about 1,500 new fungi...
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Systematic searching through the botanical and bryological literature has clarified correct author citation for the names of the four main classes of division Bryophyta: Sphagnopsida Schimp., Andreaeopsida J. H. Schaffn., Polytrichopsida Doweld, and Bryopsida Pax. In addition, three subclasses of Bryopsida should be correctly cited as follows: Tetr...
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The widespread Holarctic species of the family Amblystegiaceae which is currently known as Limprichtia cossonii (Schimp.) Anderson, Crum & Buck or Drepanocladus intermedius (Lindb.) Warnst., both of which were described in the 1860s, had been recognized for the first time as a separate taxon, Hypnum aduncum Hedw. var. tenue Turn. in 1804. This name...
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In spite of strong human pressure on habitats, Oświȩcim and its surrounding area have a relatively rich bryoflora - 129 species, including 15 liverworts and 114 mosses. 34 species should be regarded as locally threatened. The occurrence of particular taxa in relation to habitats and substrata is analysed. Furthermore the occurrence of the bryophyte...

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We are interested in relationships among properties of various types of dead wood and diversity of colonizing epixylic organisms: vascular plants, mosses, liverworts and lichens. We mostly focus on level of community and diversity of functional groups.