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      Biota of coastal wetlands of Praia da Vitória (Terceira Island, Azores): Part 2 - Bryophytes

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          Background

          During the LIFE-CWR project "Ecological Restoration and Conservation of Praia da Vitória Coastal Wet Green Infrastructures", there was the opportunity to undertake a systematic record of bryophytes at Paul da Praia da Vitória (PPV), Paul do Belo Jardim (PBJ) and Paul da Pedreira do Cabo da Praia (PPCP), three coastal wetland areas of Praia da Vitória (Terceira, Azores, Portugal). The objective of the study was to perform a biodiversity assessment, comparing the three sites at two different moments, before and after the implementation of several conservation measures. This project also contributed to improve the knowledge of Azorean bryophyte diversity at both local and regional scales, including the recording of two new taxa for the Azores and three new taxa for Terceira Island.

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          This paper reports the results of the first extensive survey of bryophyes of the three coastal wetland areas of Praia da Vitória (Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal). The identification of a total of 504 samples, 240 collected in 2013 and 2016 (before the LIFE-CWR intervention) and 265 in 2017 and 2018 (after the intervention), resulted in a list of 58 species of bryophytes (one hornwort, eight liverworts and 48 mosses). These include two new records for the Azores ( Bryum klinggraeffii , Ptychostomum bornholmense ), three new records for Terceira Island ( Bryum tenuisetum , Dicranella howei , Trichostomum crispulum ) and at least 15 new records for the municipality of Praia da Vitória (e.g., Cephaloziella hampeana ). Some species that had not been recorded on the island since 1937 (e.g., Fissidens crispus ) were collected during this study, as well as a Macaronesian endemic liverwort ( Radula wichurae ), an Iberian-Macaronesian liverwort ( Frullania azorica ) and a moss species with European distribution ( Ptychomitrium nigrescens ). From the recorded species, only one moss ( Leptophascum leptophyllum ), of subtropical origin, is considered invasive in Europe.

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                Journal
                Biodivers Data J
                Biodivers Data J
                1
                urn:lsid:arphahub.com:pub:f9b2e808-c883-5f47-b276-6d62129e4ff4
                urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:245B00E9-BFE5-4B4F-B76E-15C30BA74C02
                Biodiversity Data Journal
                Pensoft Publishers
                1314-2828
                2019
                01 July 2019
                : 7
                Affiliations
                [1 ] CE3C – Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes / Azorean Biodiversity Group and Universidade dos Açores, Angra do Heroísmo, Azores, Portugal CE3C – Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes / Azorean Biodiversity Group and Universidade dos Açores Angra do Heroísmo, Azores Portugal
                [2 ] LIFE CWR – LIFE project “Ecological Restoration and Conservation of Praia da Vitória Coastal Wet Green Infrastructures”, Praia da Vitória, Azores, Portugal LIFE CWR – LIFE project “Ecological Restoration and Conservation of Praia da Vitória Coastal Wet Green Infrastructures” Praia da Vitória, Azores Portugal
                [3 ] CE3C-Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal CE3C-Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa Lisboa Portugal
                [4 ] Os Montanheiros - Speleological Association, Angra do Heroísmo, Portugal Os Montanheiros - Speleological Association Angra do Heroísmo Portugal
                Author notes
                Corresponding author: Rosalina Gabriel ( rgabriel@ 123456uac.pt ).

                Academic editor: Yasen Mutafchiev

                Article
                34621 8675
                10.3897/BDJ.7.e34621
                6614157
                Rosalina Gabriel, César M.M. Pimentel, David Claro, Mariana R. Brito, Javier Díaz-Castillo, Cecília Sérgio, Manuela Sim-Sim, Paulo Alexandre Vieira Borges

                This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

                Page count
                Figures: 8, Tables: 4, References: 32
                Funding
                Funded by: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia 501100001871 http://doi.org/10.13039/501100001871
                Categories
                Data Paper (Biosciences)
                Bryata
                Biodiversity & Conservation
                Cenozoic
                Azores

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