Abstract Detail

Bryology and Lichenology

Andreski, Christina [1], Curran, Bridget [2], Jolles, Diana [3].

Getting Through the Crux: A Text Analysis of Rock Climbing Impacts on Cliff Communities.

Rock climbing continues to increase in popularity, but it is difficult to generalize about the positive and negative impacts climbing has on vegetation communities, including lichens. Vertical rock faces are preferred habitat for many lichen and plant species, but it is unclear what kind if threat climbing poses to these communities. As part of a longer, empirical study of the effects of climbing on lichen communities, we used text analysis of the existing literature on this topic to better understand trends in research approaches and findings to date. Based on the patterns that emerged from our text analysis, we make recommendations as to what types of research efforts might be most valuable in furthering our understanding of the effects of rock climbing on cliff communities.

1 - Plymouth State University , Department of Biological Sciences , MSC48, 17 High Street, Plymouth, NH, 03264, USA
2 - Plymouth State University, Department Of Biological Sciences, 17 High Street, MSC48, Plymouth, NH, 03264, United States
3 - Plymouth State University, Biological Sciences, 17 High Street, Msc 48, Plymouth, NH, 03264, United States

text analysis
word cloud
Rock climbing
lichen communities
plant communities
cliff habitat

Presentation Type: Poster
Session: P, Bryology and Lichenology Posters
Location: Virtual/Virtual
Date: Monday, July 27th, 2020
Time: 5:00 PM Time and date to be determined
Number: PBL003
Abstract ID:776
Candidate for Awards:None

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