Dear iNatuaralist community,
I just finished my bachelor thesis about the Belgian Gagea (Gagea**spathaceae) and would like to have somebody to proofreading the abstract. The rest of the thesis is written in German. Is there somebody who could help me?
I’ll leave it here and looking foreword to your responses.
Based on the studies of Fichtner et al. (2020) this paper aims to find an interconnection between the appearance of Gagea spathaceae and the phytodiversity of the herb layer in deciduous forest communities in Northern Germany. Therefore, the vegetation of 200 plots at the habitat of the Belgian Gagea-populations were recorded and analysed. These habitats were located in the Fagetalia forests mainly in Schleswig-Holstein and occasionally in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Lower Saxony. The content is structured in four blocks, regarding: The locations characterized by the averaged Ellenberg Indicator Values of the plots, an overview of the biodiversity at the population sites and the most associated species occurring within the plots. Further the abundance of vital Gagea spathacea-populations and the phytodiversity of the locations were put into perspective and indicator species determined which indicate the vitality level of Gagea spathacea in three different categories. If there is a definite positive correlation the Belgian Gagea can be considered as an indicator species itself for deciduous forest communities with a high phytodiversity and further safeguard will be required.