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Vegetation classification of acidophilous oak forests in Slovakia

Michal Slezák, Milan Valachovič, Drahoš Blanár, František Máliš, Dusan Senko & Hubert Žarnovičan
Acidophilous oak forests are species-poor forest plant communities usually growing on mineral-poor geological and soil substrates. We compiled a large data set of 263 phytosociological relevés assigned to the Quercion roboris alliance in Slovakia to produce the first syntaxonomical revision at national level. Modified Twinspan algorithm was applied for numerical classification and identifica-tion of basic vegetation units. To find main environmental gradients governing species composition, unconstrained ordination method (Detrended Correspondence analysis; DCA) was used. Floristic...

Common-garden experiment reveals clinal trends of bud phenology in black spruce populations from a latitudinal gradient in the boreal forest

Xiali Guo, Marcin Klisz, Radosław Puchałka, Roberto Silvestro, Patrick Faubert, Evelyn Belien, Sergio Rossi & Jianguo Huang
Climate warming is modifying the movement of air masses over Northern latitudes, producing warming and cooling events across the boreal regions. These new conditions changes may mismatch plant phenology from weather conditions, and affect the growing period of trees. Understanding the processes of local adaptation in bud phenology can help to predict the response of plants to these rapid and unexpected environmental changes. Our study monitored bud burst and bud set weekly during four growing...

Plant herbivore interactions: Combined effect of ground water level, root vole grazing and sedge silicification

Zbigniew Borowski, Karol Zub, Marcin Sulwiński, Małgorzata Suska-Malawska & Marek Konarzewski
1. Accumulation of silica (Si) by plants can driven by (1) herbivore pressure (and therefore, plant-herbivore interactions) (2) geo-hydrological cycles or (3) a combination of (1) and (2), with (1-3) possibly affecting Si concentration with a 1-year delay. 2. To identify the relative significance of (1-3) we analysed the concentration of Si in fibrous tussock sedge (Carex appropinquata), the population density of the root vole (Microtus oeconomus) and the ground water level, over 11 years....

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