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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B51/S20.040

EVALUATION OF THE MOUNTAIN MASSIF OSTRY (BESKYDY MTS.) ON THE BASIS OF SELECTED ECOLOGICAL FACTORS AND HISTORICAL MANAGEMENT

J. Kupka, H. Svehlakova
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, 291-298 pp

ABSTRACT
The paper deals with the study of forest habitats based on an analysis of selected
ecological factors, changes of land management, development of plant communities and communities of land molluscs - important bioindicator group of animals, which are sensitive to changes in habitat conditions. The research was conducted on 10 study areas located on the slopes of Ostrý Mt., which lies in the Beskydy PLA. On each area was evaluated continuum of biotope development in terms of forest management, data from phytosociological survey, from inventory of malacofauna and from measurement of selected soil conditions (pH, humidity). Phytosociological data was processed in the TURBOVEG for WINDOWS [2] and evaluated in JUICE [9], attention has been focused on data about diversity (Shannon - Wiener index, evenness) and Ellenberg indicator values [1]. Survey of molluscs was focused on data of species richness; important information was the number of individuals in the various areas. The botanical and malacozoological data together with the data on land use (with an emphasis on the presence of fallen wood) and measured environmental factors were processed using gradient analysis in R 3.1.0. [8].

Keywords: forest management, biotope development, change of habitat conditions, molluscs, plant communities, multivariate analysis of ecological data