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.
Ellenberg indicator value system; Hepatics; mosses; Lichens; Elevation; Montane region
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