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The paradox of long-term ungulate impact: increase of plant species richness in a temperate forest.

Appl Veg Sci 2017 Apr 8;20(2):282-292. Epub 2017 Feb 8.

The Forest Management Institute, Vrázova 1, 616 00 Brno, Czech Republic.

Questions: Did high densities of wild ungulates cause a decline in plant species richness in a temperate oakwood? How did species composition change after nearly five decades? Did ungulates facilitate the spread of ruderal species and supress endangered species? Did dispersal strategies play a role in these processes?

Location: Krumlov Wood, SE Czech Republic.

Methods: In 2012, we resampled 58 quasi-permanent vegetation plots first surveyed in 1960s. Between the surveys, 36 plots were enclosed in a game preserve with artificially high density of ungulates (mostly deer, mouflon and wild boar; ca. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avsc.12289DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5726491PMC
April 2017
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A higher-level classification of the Pannonian and western Pontic steppe grasslands (Central and Eastern Europe).

Appl Veg Sci 2017 Jan 16;20(1):143-158. Epub 2016 Sep 16.

Institute of Botany Slovak Academy of Sciences Ďumbierska 1 97411 Banská Bystrica Slovakia.

Questions: What are the main floristic patterns in the Pannonian and western Pontic steppe grasslands? What are the diagnostic species of the major subdivisions of the class (temperate Euro-Siberian dry and semi-dry grasslands)?

Location: Carpathian Basin (E Austria, SE Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, N Croatia and N Serbia), Ukraine, S Poland and the Bryansk region of W Russia.

Methods: We applied a geographically stratified resampling to a large set of relevés containing at least one indicator species of steppe grasslands. The resulting data set of 17 993 relevés was classified using the TWINSPAN algorithm. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avsc.12265DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5348766PMC
January 2017
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A multifaceted view on the impacts of shrub encroachment.

Appl Veg Sci 2016 Jul;19(3):369-370

Institute of Plant Sciences, University of Bern, Altenbergrain 21, 3013 Bern, Switzerland.

Shrub encroachment, a global phenomenon with management implications, is examined in two papers in the current issue of . Barbosa da Silva et al. show that encroachment simplifies herbaceous community, and Pittarello et al. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avsc.12254DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5325321PMC

Resurveying historical vegetation data - opportunities and challenges.

Appl Veg Sci 2016 Oct;20(2):164-171

Department of Biology, University of Bergen, Thormøhlensgate 53A, 5020 Bergen, Norway.

Background: Resurveying historical vegetation plots has become more and more popular in recent years as it provides a unique opportunity to estimate vegetation and environmental changes over the past decades. Most historical plots, however, are not permanently marked and uncertainty in plot location, in addition to observer bias and seasonal bias, may add significant error to temporal change. These errors may have major implications for the reliability of studies on long-term environmental change and deserve closer attention of vegetation ecologists. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/avsc.12269
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avsc.12269DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6145442PMC
October 2016
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Effects of simulated historical tree litter raking on the understorey vegetation in a central European forest.

Appl Veg Sci 2015 Oct 13;18(4):569-578. Epub 2015 Jun 13.

Institute of Botany, Department of Vegetation Ecology, The Czech Academy of Sciences, Lidická 25/27, Brno, 602 00, Czech Republic.

Question: What is the impact of simulated historical tree litter removal on understorey plants and soil properties in a temperate deciduous forest? What is the role of seasonal timing of tree litter removal on understorey plants?

Location: Podyjí National Park, Czech Republic.

Methods: We conducted an experiment in a randomized complete block design of 45 plots (5 × 5 m). Each block (N = 15) consisted of one plot for each of the three treatments. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avsc.12180DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5726490PMC
October 2015
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