Differentiation of herb layer vascular flora in reclaimed areas depends on the species composition of forest stands

Differentiation of herb layer vascular flora in reclaimed areas depends on the species... •We assessed differentiation of vascular plant flora in an afforested post-mining area.•Tree stand composition was a key factor determining herb layer composition.•Species with high trophic requirements were more frequent in Alnus and Robinia stands.•Light-demanding plant species prevailed in Betula, Pinus and Quercus stands.•Herb layers in Alnus and Robinia stands were colonized mainly by shade-tolerant species. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Forest Ecology and Management Elsevier

Differentiation of herb layer vascular flora in reclaimed areas depends on the species composition of forest stands

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN
0378-1127
eISSN
1872-7042
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.foreco.2017.11.055
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Abstract

•We assessed differentiation of vascular plant flora in an afforested post-mining area.•Tree stand composition was a key factor determining herb layer composition.•Species with high trophic requirements were more frequent in Alnus and Robinia stands.•Light-demanding plant species prevailed in Betula, Pinus and Quercus stands.•Herb layers in Alnus and Robinia stands were colonized mainly by shade-tolerant species.

Journal

Forest Ecology and ManagementElsevier

Published: Feb 1, 2018

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