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Data from: Positive relationship between genetic- and species diversity on limestone outcrops in the Carpathian Mountains

Citation

Csergő, Anna Mária; Hufnagel, Levente; Höhn, Mária (2015), Data from: Positive relationship between genetic- and species diversity on limestone outcrops in the Carpathian Mountains, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.8b3d1

Abstract

We asked if the genetic diversity of Saponaria bellidifolia (a habitat specialist plant) and the species diversity of its habitat are driven by parallel landscape-level processes in an island-like system of limestone outcrops in the Carpathian Mountains. We tested the relationship of these two diversity levels at local and regional geographic scales. Local genetic and species diversity showed parallel patterns influenced by the number of plant communities. Likewise, at regional level there was strong evidence for parallel equilibrial dynamics of genotypes and species. However, a superimposed matrix effect enhanced the regional species diversity only. Genetic diversity of habitat specialist organisms and species diversity of these limestone outcrop islands on mainland are modulated by parallel landscape-level processes at different geographic scales, and mechanisms may be identified at very high spatial resolutions.

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Location

Carpathian Mountains
Dealul Vidolm
Cheile Runcului
Piatra Urdașului
Romania
Cheile Pociovaliștei
Cheile Poșegii
Scărița-Belioara
Apuseni Mountains
Pinet
Vârful Cornului