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Woody Species Diversity, Regeneration and Socioeconomic Benefits Under Natural Forest and Adjacent Coffee Agroforests at Belete Forest, Southwest Ethiopia

. Int. , 16(01), 1−23. DOI: 10.1017/S0959270906000074. Magurran, A.E. (2004). Measuring biological diversity . Oxford: Blackwell Sciences. Moguel, P. & Toledo V.M. (1999). Biodiversity conservation in traditional coffee systems of Mexico. Conserv. Biol ., 13(1), 11−21. DOI: 10.1046/j.1523-1739.1999.97153.x. Molla, A. & Asfaw Z. (2014). Woody species diversity under natural forest patches and adjacent enset-coffee based Agroforestry in the Midland of Sidama Zone, Ethiopia. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation , 6(10), 708

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The dynamics of landscape pattern changes in mining areas: The case study of the Adamów-Koźmin Lignite Basin

; Burgess, Sharpe 1981 ; Forman, Godron 1981 , 1986 ; Krümmel et al. 1987 ; Turner 1987 , 1990 ). The study of landscape diversity therefore focuses on identifying the attributes of the patches which make up its structure, and the results of these studies form the basis for creating hypotheses with the strong influence of the composition and configuration on the processes taking place in the landscape ( Cushman, McGarigal 2004 ; Levin 1992 ). Changes in the area, shape and ecosystems connectivity can influence the changes in species diversity, population dynamics

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Effect of mowing on the structure of sedge communities in the Chwiszczej river valley (Białowieża forest)

retention. Ecol. Appl. , 11, 4: 1088-1100. Niczyporuk A. & Wiater J., 2006. The influence of basin use of Chwiszcza and Perebel River on seasonal quality of discharge water. Pol. J. Envir. Stud. , 15, 5D: 397-400. Parr T.W. & Way J.M., 1988. Management of roadside vegetation: the long-term effects of cutting. J. Appl. Ecol. , 25: 1073-1087. Schaffers A.P., 2002. Soil, biomass and management of seminatural vegetation. P. II. Factors controlling species diversity. Plant Ecol. , 158: 247-268. Stampfli A

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Environmental repercussion of subsidence reservoirs reclamation

Environmental repercussion of subsidence reservoirs reclamation

Subsidence basins filled with water are being formed above exploitation fields also in woodland areas leading to changes in water relations simultaneously affecting creation of environmental islands characterized by higher biodiversity in comparison with adjacent areas.

Unfortunately, these types of water reservoirs from the legal point of view are considered mining damage and should thus be reclaimed. Reclamation usually consists in gravitational drainage and filling up with barren rock, appropriate relief forming and afforestation. So performed reclamation practices lead to negative effects both within the subsidence and in adjacent areas. The objective of this work was to determine the impact of reclamation based on filling subsidence with barren rock on changes in hydrology and biodiversity of nearby forest communities. For the purpose of the study two objects were selected: the existing water body and former water reservoir - at present filled with barren rock. Both are situated in Ślαskie voivodship (the territory of Mysłowice and Katowice). Within the two objects, hydrological studies at two sampling points in each of the objects and vegetation sampling were performed. The DCA of 12 transects (6 in each object) and statistical analyses of vegetation showed differences between two objects in species composition, especially due to higher abundance and coverage of invasive and expansive species in reclaimed areas. Chemical analyses showed high contamination of surface waters (by e.g. SO4 2-, Cl-, Na+) caused by waste deposition in barren rock and the negative effect of coal mine waters supplying the area of reclaimed reservoir.

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Spatial variations in soil properties across ecotones: a short review

Biology, 47(4): 661–677. SCHEEL B.M., HENKE-VON DER MALSBURG J., GIERTZ P., RAKOTONDRANARY S.J., HAUSDORF B., GANZHORN J.U., 2015, Testing the Influence of Habitat Structure and Geographic Distance on the Genetic Differentiation of Mouse Lemurs ( Microcebus ) in Madagascar. International Journal of Primatology, 36(4): 823–838. SCHIEMER F., ZALEWSKI M., THORPE J.E. (Eds), 2013, The importance of aquatic-terrestrial ecotones for freshwater fish. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht. SENFT A.R., 2009, Species diversity patterns at ecotones. Doctoral

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The Optimization of Rural Landscape in the Light of the Idea of Sustainable Development – The Example of Poland

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Structure of the Breeding Bird Assemblage of A Natural Beech-Spruce Forest in the Šútovská Dolina National Nature Reserve, the Malá Fatra Mts

, Low Tatras National Park) (in Slovak). Tichodroma, 16, 23-35. Fiala, J. (1997). Effect of beech forest structure in Slanske vrchy Mts. on composition of bird assemblage (in Slovak). MSc. thesis, Faculty of Sciences, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia. Heck, K.L., Jr., Van Belle, G. & Simberloff D. (1975). Explicit calculation of the rarefaction diversity measurement and the determination of sufficient sample size. Ecology, 56, 1459-1461. DOI: 10.2307/1934716. Hurlbert, S.H. (1971). The non-concept of species

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Response of Vegetation on Gravel Bars to Management Measures and Floods: Case Study From the Czech Republic

.R. & Mallik A.U. (2010). Disturbance effects on species diversity and functional diversity in riparian and upland plant communities. Ecology, 91, 28-35. DOI: 10.1890/08-0887.1. Blažková, D. (2003). Riverine vegetation of the Berounka River two months after flood in August 2002 (in Czech). Bohemia Centralis, 26, 35-44. Bliss, L.C. & Cantlon J.E. (1957). Succession on River Alluvium in Northern Alaska. Am. Midl. Nat., 58,452-469. Buček, A. & Štykar J. (2001). Geobiocoenological mapping in the Odra river watershed riparian zone of streams (in Czech). In Niva z

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Linking floral biodiversity with nitrogen and carbon translocations in semi-natural grasslands in Lithuani

fertilization (in Lithuania). Zemdirbyste- Agriculture, 94, 84−95. Dickson, T.L. & Gross K.L. (2013). Plant community responses to long-term fertilization: changes in functional group abundance drive changes in species richness. Oecologia, 173(4), 1513−1520. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-013-2722-8. Eilts, J.A., Mittelbach, G.G., Reynolds, H.L. & Gross K.L. (2011). Resource heterogeneity, soil fertility, and species diversity: effects of clonal species on plant communities. Am. Nat., 177(5), 574−588. DOI: 10.1086/659633. Elgersma, A

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Bird Communities and Vegetation Composition in the Urban Forest Ecosystem: Correlations and Comparisons of Diversity Indices

structure of bird communities at forests park zone of Kharkov (Ukraine). Belgorod State University Scientific Bulletin, Natural Sciences, 30(3), 74−81. Barbarich, A. (1977). Geobotanical subdivision of Ukraine (in Ukrainian). Kyiv: Science. Batary, P., Fronczek, S., Normann, C., Scherber, C. & Tscharntke T. (2014). How do edge effect and tree species diversity change bird diversity and avian nest survival in Germany’s largest deciduous forest? For. Ecol. Manag., 319, 44−50. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2014.02.004. Bergner, A

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