The effects of micro-topography and edaphic factors on vegetation community structure

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Abstract

This study examines the influence of micro-topography and other environmental parameters on managed coastal grasslands in Estonia. Vegetation community types were identified and abundance and frequency of plant species were recorded within 105 vegetation quadrats. A dGPS approach was used to record mean elevations within 1m2 quadrats, as well as soil moisture, soil organic matter content, soil pH, conductivity, N, P and K values. A significant difference was recorded for different vegetation community types, and mean differences were between 4 and 19cm dependant on the vegetation community type.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Landscape Ecology
Place of PublicationLancaster, UK
PublisherIALE UK
Pages32-36
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0954713052
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sep 2010
EventProceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Landscape Ecology - University of Brighton, UK 13-16 September, 2010
Duration: 16 Sep 2010 → …

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Landscape Ecology
Period16/09/10 → …

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Keywords

  • wet-grasslands
  • micro-topography
  • vegetation communities
  • hydrology

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    Ward, R., Burnside, N., Joyce, C., & Sepp, K. (2010). The effects of micro-topography and edaphic factors on vegetation community structure. In Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Landscape Ecology (pp. 32-36). IALE UK. http://iale.org.uk/autumn-2010/news/252