Articles | Volume 19, issue 6
Research article
24 Mar 2022
Research article |  | 24 Mar 2022

Geodiversity and biodiversity on a volcanic island: the role of scattered phonolites for plant diversity and performance

David Kienle, Anna Walentowitz, Leyla Sungur, Alessandro Chiarucci, Severin D. H. Irl, Anke Jentsch, Ole R. Vetaas, Richard Field, and Carl Beierkuhnlein


Total article views: 2,239 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)
HTML PDF XML Total BibTeX EndNote
1,621 567 51 2,239 33 37
  • HTML: 1,621
  • PDF: 567
  • XML: 51
  • Total: 2,239
  • BibTeX: 33
  • EndNote: 37
Views and downloads (calculated since 05 May 2021)
Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 05 May 2021)

Viewed (geographical distribution)

Total article views: 2,239 (including HTML, PDF, and XML) Thereof 2,135 with geography defined and 104 with unknown origin.
Country # Views %
  • 1


Latest update: 23 Jun 2024
Short summary
Volcanic islands consist mainly of basaltic rocks. Additionally, there are often occurrences of small phonolite rocks differing in color and surface. On La Palma (Canary Islands), phonolites appear to be more suitable for plants than the omnipresent basalts. Therefore, we expected phonolites to be species-rich with larger plant individuals compared to the surrounding basaltic areas. Indeed, as expected, we found more species on phonolites and larger plant individuals in general.
Final-revised paper