Application of the Czech Methodology of Biogeographical Landscape Differentiation in Geobiocoenological Concept – Examples from Cuba, Tasmania and Yemen

Antonín Buček 1 , Hana Habrová 1 , Petr Maděra 1 , Kamil Král 2 , Martin Modrý 1 , Jan Lacina 1  and Jindřich Pavliš 1
  • 1 Mendel University in Brno, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Zemědělská 3, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
  • 2 The Silva Tarouca Research Institute for Landscape and Ornamental Gardening, Department of Forest Ecology, Lidická 25/27, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic

Abstract

Within the area of Central Europe, and especially in the Czech Republic (and former Czechoslovakia), geobiocoenological landscape differentiation has been applied for more than 40 years to create a spatial model of the natural (potential) condition of geobiocoenoses in the landscape. Because long-term objective of geobiocoenology is to contribute to the creation of harmonic cultural landscape by gradual development of a comprehensive system of groundworks for sustainable landscape use, and as Mendel University experts work in various countries, adaptions of geobiocoenology were used also outside Europe, in tropical areas. Examples of such a work could be shown on islands such as Socotra (belonging politically to Yemen), Tasmania, and Cuba.

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