Botanikai-Természetvédelmi Folyóirat

Journal of Pannonian Botany

Kitaibelia vol. 19 – no. 2. (2014) p.331-338.

A bükki erdős és gyepes töbrök növényzetének hőmérsékleti és talajnedvességi indikációja
Bátori Zoltán, E. Vojtkó Anna, Erdős László & Vojtkó András
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In the study we aimed to investigate whether there are differences in the ecological conditions of the forested and non-forested dolines of the Bükk Mountains (northern Hungary). Transects for sampling the herb layer were established across three forested and three non-forested dolines in a north to south direction, traversing the deepest point of the dolines. Presence-absence data of each vascular herb and tree sapling were recorded in the plots. Borhidi’s indicator values for temperature (TB) and soil moisture (WB) were used to compare the ecological conditions along the slopes. Our results showed that there were remarkable differences between the temperature and moisture regimes of the forested and non-forested dolines. Both the temperature and moisture gradients were more pronounced along the slopes of the non-forested dolines than along the forested ones. These are due to the fact that forest cover together with the features of the regional climate of the area has a considerable mitigating effect both on the air temperature and soil moisture regimes of dolines.