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A historical and plant sociological appraisal of floodplain meadows in the lower Havel valley, northeast Germany

Burkart, M.; Küster, H.; Schelski, A.; Pötsch, J.

Phytocoenologia Band 28 Heft 1 (1998), p. 85 - 103

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published: Mar 24, 1998

DOI: 10.1127/phyto/28/1998/85

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The banks of the lower Havel valley exhibit grassland vegetation zonation comprising communities of the alliances Plantagini-Festucion, Cnidion, Potentillion anserinae, Magnocaricion and Phragmition. Their zonation reflects the frequency and duration of flooding intervals, soil moisture and dryness, as determined by topographic microrelief and pedology. Palynological results show that open habitats have existed there for the last 9000 yrs. The reconstruction of their vegetation can roughly be outlined.


palynologylandscape historyopen landinundationsemiarid grasslandsgrasslands in eurysaleutic habitatsflood swardsfloodplain reeds