Forest vegetation diversity of Slivenska Mountain (eastern Stara planina, Bulgaria)

  • Alexandra Alexandrova Faculty of Forestry, University of Forestry, 10 Kliment Ohridski Blvd., 1756 Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Marius Dimitrov Faculty of Forestry, University of Forestry, 10 Kliment Ohridski Blvd., 1756 Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Kiril Vassilev Department of Plant and Fungal Diversity and Resources, Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, 23 Acad. Georgi Bonchev str., 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Desislava Sopotlieva Department of Plant and Fungal Diversity and Resources, Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, 23 Acad. Georgi Bonchev str., 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Hristo Pedashenko Department of Plant and Fungal Diversity and Resources, Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, 23 Acad. Georgi Bonchev str., 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Alexander Tashev Faculty of Forestry, University of Forestry, 10 Kliment Ohridski Blvd., 1756 Sofia, Bulgaria
Keywords: agglomerative method, Braun-Blanquet approach, syntaxonomy, broad-leaved forests.

Abstract

This study deals with the diversity of forest vegetation in the Slivenska Mountain (Eastern Stara planina) and presents a contemporary classification scheme for the identified syntaxa. A total of 137 relevés were collected and analyzed using specialized software (JUICE 7.0 and PC-ORD Version 4). As a result, forest vegetation is classified into 10 associations, 3 subassociations, 4 variants and 5 communities They belong to 7 alliances, 5 orders and 3 classes: Carpino-Fagetea sylvaticae, Quercetea pubescentis and Alno glutinosae-Populetea albae. The recorded 18 distinguished vegetation groups show a relatively high diversity of forest plant communities of the study area.

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Published
2020-04-29
How to Cite
AlexandrovaA., DimitrovM., VassilevK., SopotlievaD., PedashenkoH. and TashevA. (2020) “Forest vegetation diversity of Slivenska Mountain (eastern Stara planina, Bulgaria)”, Hacquetia, 19(2), pp. 233–258. Available at: https://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/hacquetia/article/view/7974 (Accessed: 10July2020).
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