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    Acidification of primeval forests in the Ukraine Carpathians: Vegetation and soil changes over six decades
    Buček, Antonín
    Houška, Jakub
    Lacina, Jan
    Oulehle, Filip
    Šamonil, Pavel
    Šebesta, Jan
Publication type
    článek v periodiku
Source title - serial
    Forest Ecology and Management
    Roč. 262, č. 7
Thesaurus term
    Vegetation dynamics, Soil acidification, Primeval forests, Eastern Carpathians, Beech, Spruce
Abstract (in english)
   Changes to vegetation and soil were assessed in primeval forests of the Eastern Carpathians after a period of 59-68 years. We hypothesized that forest ecosystems were acidified through the long-distance transport of air pollutants. A total of 141 relevés and 20 soil profiles that had been studied in 1938 in spruceand beech-dominated forests along an altitudinal gradient ranging from 1085-1575 m a.s.l. were re-surveyed from 1997 to 2006. Relevés were analyzed using multidimensional statistics and plant community characteristics (Shannon-Wiener's index, equitability, fidelity, Ellenberg indication values - EIV); soil reaction and sorption complex properties were analyzed in soils.
    Česká geologická služba
Contributor code
    ČGS (RIV)
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Import date
    15. 10. 2014