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Geographical pattern of selected features of the soil and herb layer in central and north European Scots pine forests

Macroecological processes

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

SOLON, J.
Inst. of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Pologne
DEGÓRSKI, M.
Inst. of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Pologne
DEGÓRSKI, M.
Inst. of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Pologne


Description :
This paper defines the relationships between geographical location (which determines macroclimatic differentiation and reflects the history of the vegetation), soils (which determine hydrolytic acidity, degree of base saturation and organic carbon content), and selected characteristics of vegetation (species richness, herb layer biomass, moss layer biomass) in one type of forest community, namely, pine forests of the Vaccinio-Piceetea class. The study area covers the major part of the European domain of pine forests, from 70.15°N (Norway) to 50.35°N (Poland) and from 12.02°E (Sweden) to 33.6°E (Russia). The results clearly point to the simultaneous effect of several different mechanisms shaping the structure of soil and the forest floor.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Geographia polonica, issn : 0016-7282, 2012, vol. 85, n°. 2, p. 83-95, nombre de pages : 13, Références bibliographiques : 32 ref.

Date :
2012

Editeur :
Pays édition : Pologne, Warszawa, Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe

Langue :
Anglais
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