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Title: Flora und Vegetation an Straßenrändern und Bahndämmen im Kreis Köthen (Sachsen-Anhalt)
Author(s): Partzsch, Monika
Kästner, Arndt
Issue Date: 1995
Type: Article
Language: English
Publisher: Hercynia - Ökologie und Umwelt in Mitteleuropa
Abstract: The flora associated with the main and side lanes of roadside and railway ecotones was investigated from 1985 to 1988. In total 354 vascular plant species were recorded and classified according to their ecological value. The ecotones were compared with reference to the total number of species, the number and type of indicator organisms, the types of life forms, the preseverance of leaves, the anatomical structured and the resistance to salt and heavy metals. The flora and both ecotones were described using the calculation of the coefficient for community, the designation of hemerobic degree and the proportion of apophytes to anthropophytes. For the descussion of the necessity of protection the number of official poisonous herbs were determined as were the number of species in the "red list" of endangered species. In general the vegetation of the research area was characterized by that associated with "ruderal meadows" i. e., the Tanaceto Arrhenatheretum. Moreover the Convolvulo-Agropyretum and the Atriplicetum netentis were found as weil as the Alliario-Chaerophyllum temuli in the vicinity of woods. The Lolio-Plantaginetum were only common immediately next to roadways. Detailed analyses indicated similar plant species and phytocoenological structures in both roadside and railway ecotones. Essentially the species with a wide ecological and phytosociological amplitude dominate. The increasing effect of ruderalisation is the consequence of the strong anthropogenic influence.
Annotations: Die Hercynia publiziert Originalbeiträge mit dem Schwerpunkt Ökologie (mit ihren vielseitigen Aspekten der Biodiversität), Botanik, Zoologie, Geologie und Geografie, den anwendungsorientierten Bereichen des Natur- und Umweltschutzes, sowie der Land- und Forstwirtschaft.
ISSN: 2195-531X
Open Access: Open access publication
License: (CC BY-ND 4.0) Creative Commons Attribution NoDerivatives 4.0(CC BY-ND 4.0) Creative Commons Attribution NoDerivatives 4.0
Journal Title: Hercynia - Ökologie und Umwelt in Mitteleuropa
Volume: 29
Issue: 2
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Page Start: 193
Page End: 214
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