PLANT COMMUNITY DISTRIBUTION: ELYNETUM MYOSUROIDES RÜBEL 1911 IN THE EASTERN ALPS

  • Katharina Huttegger
  • Irina Kurtz
  • Paul Heiselmayer
Keywords: synchorology, plant communities, alpine meadows, Elynetum, Eastern Alps

Abstract

Only few details are known about the synchorology of plant communities. The aim of this research project is to investigate the plant community distribution of several alpine meadows in the Eastern Alps. The following method was applied: – scanning of the existing literature to find out which authors have dealt with these plant communities – localisation of the relevés (exact or by means of grids) – acquisition of additional parameters such as altitude, geology or aspect (header data). All this information is managed in a database. On the basis of the collected data, distribution maps can be created for each plant community (at present only for associations). Further analysis is planned especially regarding the geological conditions and other abiotic features as well as distributional characteristics. First, results are presented for the Elynetum Rübel 1911, a typical upper alpine to subnival plant community on calcerous-silicate rock. Other plant communities will follow in the near future. This pilot project is carried out with alpine vegetation because of the easier plant community classification and nomenclature in higher altitudes as well as the local boundaries.

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2015-09-03
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HutteggerK., KurtzI. and HeiselmayerP. (2015) “PLANT COMMUNITY DISTRIBUTION: ELYNETUM MYOSUROIDES RÜBEL 1911 IN THE EASTERN ALPS”, Hacquetia, 3(2). Available at: https://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/hacquetia/article/view/2985 (Accessed: 25May2020).
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