Vegetation continuity and landscape dynamics. Present state and historical causes of diversity hotspot in a region with vacillating colonisation

Name: Vegetation continuity and landscape dynamics. Present state and historical causes of diversity hotspot in a region with vacillating colonisation
Researchers: Boublík Karel (researcher)
Kolbek Jiří (researcher)
Petřík Petr (researcher)
Sádlo Jiří (researcher)
Svitavská Svobodová Helena (researcher)
Šímová Irena (researcher)
Wild Jan (researcher)
Project Type: B - national grants (GA ČR, GA AVČR)
Realization from: 2008
Realization to: 2012
Summary: The project solves the contribution of survival and transformation of ancestral/relict vegetation types to the Holocene landscape dynamics. The link between phytosociology, palaeobotany, archeology and history usig the system of cross-references (muti-proxy approach) explains anomalous complexion of vegetation diversity (e.g. endemism, exclave species) in the Dokesko region (North Bohemia). The habitat diversity explains this phenomenon insufficiently and so it is imperative to find its historical causes, particularly influence of sucession, florogenesis and key events and processes of the Holocene. A detailed research of the recent vegetation facilitates the detection of anomalous phenomena in the fossil record and exact interpretation of data. The palaeobotanical findings allow historical explanation of vegetation to distiguish the role of (a) relict survival of ancestral coenoses in stable conditions, and (b) gradual vegetation changes caused by man-made or natural shifts.

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