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Vegetation types of East Ladakh: species and growth form composition along main environmental gradients

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    0364932 - BU-J 2012 RIV NL eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Dvorský, Miroslav - Doležal, Jiří - de Bello, Francesco - Klimešová, Jitka - Klimeš, Leoš
    Vegetation types of East Ladakh: species and growth form composition along main environmental gradients.
    Applied vegetation science. Roč. 14, č. 1 (2011), 132-147 ISSN 1402-2001
    Grant CEP: GA AV ČR IAA600050802
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z60050516
    Klíčová slova: alpine vegetation * Classification * Trans-Himalaya
    Kód oboru RIV: EF - Botanika
    Impakt faktor: 1.678, rok: 2011

    The vegetation of high mountain regions in Himalaya remains poorly assessed despite the expected vulnerability of these ecosystems to global change drivers. What are the main vegetation types in East Ladakh and which environmental factors influence the species composition and growth forms distribution? TWINSPAN clusters discriminated eight ecologically interpretable vegetation types, corresponding to the main habitats in the area: animal resting places, salt marshes, semi-deserts and steppes, shrublands, alpine screes and boulder fields, alpine grasslands, water bodies and subnival zone. The most important environmental factors influencing the species composition were altitude, soil moisture and salinity. Screes and alpine grasslands were found to be the most species-rich. The species were ranged into 20 growth forms with regard to life-form and clonality, with growth forms showing different changes in proportion among vegetation types and along the different environmental gradients.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0200292