Vascular Plants Distribution as a Tool for Adaptive Forest Management of Floodplain Forests in the Dyje River Basin

Petr Maděra 1 , Jan Šebesta 1 , Radomír Řepka 1  and Martin Klimánek 2
  • 1 Department of Forest Botany, Dendrology and Geobiocoenology, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno
  • 2 Department of Geoinformation Technologies, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno

Vascular Plants Distribution as a Tool for Adaptive Forest Management of Floodplain Forests in the Dyje River Basin

The study is based on a full floristic inventory of floodplain forests in South Moravia along the upper part of the Dyje River (Forest district Valtice). The study area is located in the Dolní Morava Biosphere Reserve and includes several Sites of Community Importance within Natura 2000. The aim of the inventory was to analyze diversity of herb and woody species occuring in the study area, including both native protected and threatened species, and invasive species. The study area was divided into segments. A segment represented the smallest unit of spatial forest division - "forest stand part". The species were recorded into a special scratch-list. Altogether, 656 plant species were found. The floristic database has been integrated with GIS. Maps of distribution of selected plant species or groups of plants were produced. On the basis of geographical visualization of the above mentioned results we identified areas with a high diversity of all species and endangered species. The results may be used as a base for adaptive forest and environmental management.

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