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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B51/S20.015

BIODIVERSITY OF THE PLANT COMMUNITIES AND INCREMENT OF THE WOODY SPECIES IN THE INDUSTRIAL AREAS (MORAVIAN-SILESIAN REGION, CZECH REPUBLIC)

L. Urbancova, P. Albrechtova, T . Klimko, B. Stalmachova, D. Zampachova
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-17-9 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 1, 105-112 pp

ABSTRACT
The article deals with the basic problem of biodiversity and growth of forest woody
species and plant communities in Ostrava and Karviná which belong to industrial cities influenced by black coal mining. Presented contribution describes results of research focused on phytosociological and dendrological data in the area of interest. There was committed evaluation of plant communities in various stages of spontaneous succession during years 2009 and 2011. For the evaluation of growth a new method of measuring linear growth on reclaimed and unreclaimed spoil heaps had been applied. The results of this research prove that the highest species biodiversity is connected with areas not affected by technical-biological reclamation. The lowest biodiversity was found in the case of areas reclaimed technically and biologically with soiling. Research has shown the influence of environment on the development increment of trees. In the early stages of the spoil heaps thrived better pioneer woody species; other species have been shown to lower the initial increment.

Keywords: Biodiversity, Growth, Woody species, Spoil heap, Reclamation