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Botanical survey and successional changes of vegetation in pools after restoration project in wetland near the Cisarska cave, Moravian Karst



Year of publication 2015
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference MendelNet 2015 – Proceedings of International PhD Students Conference
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Faculty of Science

Field Plant diseases, weeds and plant protection
Keywords weed; plant invasion; Littorelletea uniflorae; vascular plants; bryophytes
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Description Three shallow pools were done during the restoration project in 2012, with a goal to create a suitable habitat for competitively weak wetland species surviving on the long -term drained locality only in a seed bank. After that, the floristic and phytosociological research was done for whole area of the wetland with special attention to pools, where succession of vegetation was continuously monitored on permanent plots. In total, 101 taxa of vascular plants and bryophytes were recorded on the study site (57 of them in the permanent plots in pools), nine recorded plant species are endangered in the Czech Republic. Vegetation of the study site consists predominantly of tall sedges in most wet places, surrounded by abandoned drained wet meadows. Vegetation of oligotrophic water bodies quickly enveloped in dug pools. During our 2-year monitoring, continual successional change of vegetation was found, with the gradual infiltration of species from surrounding vegetation. Strong effect on the vegetation has also the fluctuating water level. We assume that in the long-term perspective, both the hydrological conditions and other restoration activities will be crucial for surviving of competitively weak endangered wetland species on the locality.
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