Forest flora changes in canopy gaps caused by wind
Dawid Marczak 4, A-B
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Department of Plant Ecology and Environmental Protection, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Uniwersytetu Poznańskiego 6, 61-614 Poznań, Poland
Department of Botany and Forest Habitats, University of Life Sciences in Poznań, Wojska Polskiego 71D, 60-625 Poznań, Poland
Forest Fire Protection Laboratory, Forest Research Institute, Braci Leśnej 3, 05-090 Raszyn, Poland
University of Ecology and Management in Warsaw, Olszewska 12, 00-792 Warszawa, Poland; Kampinos National Park, Tetmajera 38, 05‑080 Izabelin, Poland
A - Research concept and design; B - Collection and/or assembly of data; C - Data analysis and interpretation; D - Writing the article; E - Critical revision of the article; F - Final approval of article
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Przemysław Kurek
Biodiv. Res. Conserv. 2022;(66)
A study on the importance of wind-induced canopy gaps was conducted in Kampinos National Park (Poland) between 2018 and 2021. Two types of habitats were considered – dry mesotrophic oak forest and wet Scots pine forest (Molinio-Pinetum). Canopy gaps were characterized by higher plant species richness than in adjacent areas, and their effect was weaker in oligotrophic coniferous forest than in mesotrophic deciduous oak stand.
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