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Pavlyuk, Nataliya, 2010. Vegetation gradients due to management and light intensity in beech stands of the Lviv region (Ukraine). Second cycle, A2E. Alnarp: SLU, Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre

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Abstract

Conservation and sustainable use of forest ecosystems is one of the most important
environmental goals today. In this work, special attention was directed to the vegetation of
beech forests (Fagus sylvatica L.) in Ukraine. Beech stands of the Lviv region are among the
most productive in Europe and are characterized by species rich herbaceous vegetation.
In this work, the amount and structure of the herbaceous species vegetation in beech stands in
Lviv green zone was analysed in relation to gradients in light and management intensity from
nature reserve, managed forest and parks.
Research on the sample areas shows, that there is a difference in species composition between
forest, natural reserve and park areas in the green zone of Lviv city. Differences mainly
depend on the anthropogenic impact on the territory.. Sample areas which are situated far
from places of recreation show a higher presence of typical beech forest species, than
comparing to places, where the level of recreation is more intense.

Main title:Vegetation gradients due to management and light intensity in beech stands of the Lviv region (Ukraine)
Authors:Pavlyuk, Nataliya
Supervisor:Agestam, Eric
Examiner:Brunet, Jörg
Series:Master thesis / SLU, Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre
Volume/Sequential designation:158
Year of Publication:2010
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:SM001 Euroforester - Master's Programme 120 HEC
Department:(S) > Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre
Keywords:Fagus sylvatica, herb layer vegetation, management intensity
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-2-511
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-2-511
Subjects:Plant ecology
Forestry production
Language:English
Deposited On:20 Dec 2010 07:51
Metadata Last Modified:20 Apr 2012 14:17

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