Forest ecosystem research in Hainich National Park (Thuringia) : first results on flora and vegetation in stands with contrasting tree species diversity

  • A floristic description is presented of the study sites of the Research Training Group “The role of biodi-versity for biogeochemical cycles and biotic interactions in temperate deciduous forests”. To investi-gate different aspects of plant biodiversity in Hainich National Park (Thuringia), deciduous forest stands with low, medium and high canopy tree species diversity were compared. The results of species richness and forest communities show that the research sites are characterised by a typical central European forest flora. Greater vascular plant species richness occurs with higher diversity of tree species. Six of altogether twelve research sites are assigned to the beech forest alliance (Galioodorati-Fagion), the second half belongs to the oak-hornbeam forest alliance (Carpinionbetuli). Suballiances within the Galioodorati-Fagion in the study area include the Galio-Fagetum and the Hordelymo-Fagetum. All Carpinionbetuli relevées are assigned to the suballiance Stellario-Carpinetum.

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Author:Andreas Mölder, Markus Bernhardt-Römermann, Wolfgang Schmidt
Parent Title (German):Waldökologie online : AFSV-Berichte der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Forstliche Standorts- und Vegetationskunde
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2006
Year of first Publication:2006
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2008/08/13
Tag:Artendiversität; Buchenwald; Eichen-Hainbuchenwald; Hainich; Vegetationsstruktur
Hainich; beech forest; oak-hornbeam forest; species diversity; vegetation structure
Page Number:17
First Page:83
Last Page:99
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 57 Biowissenschaften; Biologie / 570 Biowissenschaften; Biologie
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Waldökologie, Landschaftsforschung und Naturschutz / Waldökologie online, Heft 3 (2006)
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht