- Fürstenow J. & Linder W.
- Verhandlungen des Botanischen Vereins Berlin Brandenburg
- 151: 63–82
The "Wittstock-Ruppiner Heide", a protection area under EU-Habitat Directive, comprises
the largest coherent heathland in Germany. In the course of biotope mapping 2013/2014
within the heaths, dry grasslands and the surrounding fore forest stages 63 bryophyte and
124 lichen taxa were found. Among them, 18 (= 29%) bryophytes and 49 (= 40%) lichens
belong to highly endangered, endangered or declining species. Overall, the long list of
remarkable finds from many rare species confirms the area's importance and high conservation value for bryophytes and lichens. Since the particular habitats for the bryophytes and
lichens are threatened by succession and eutrophication, the preservation of their habitats
requires large-scale conservation efforts.
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