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Titolo:
The effect of a complex land use history on the restoration possibilities of heathland in central Belgium
Autore:
Bossuyt, B; Honnay, O; Van Stichelen, K; Hermy, M; Van Assche, J;
Indirizzi:
Katholieke Univ Leuven, Lab Forest Nat & Landscape Res, B-3000 Louvain, Belgium Katholieke Univ Leuven Louvain Belgium B-3000 s, B-3000 Louvain, Belgium Soresma NV, B-2000 Antwerp, Belgium Soresma NV Antwerp Belgium B-2000Soresma NV, B-2000 Antwerp, Belgium Katholieke Univ Leuven, Lab Plant Ecol, B-3001 Heverlee, Belgium Katholieke Univ Leuven Heverlee Belgium B-3001 B-3001 Heverlee, Belgium
Titolo Testata:
BELGIAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY
fascicolo: 1, volume: 134, anno: 2001,
pagine: 29 - 40
SICI:
0778-4031(2001)134:1<29:TEOACL>2.0.ZU;2-1
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
SEED BANKS; SPECIES RICHNESS; SOUTHERN ENGLAND; VIABLE SEED; DORSET; HABITATS; SOILS; AVAILABILITY; COMMUNITIES; VEGETATION;
Keywords:
heathland restoration; target species; seed bank; historical land use;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Agriculture,Biology & Environmental Sciences
Citazioni:
43
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Bossuyt, B Katholieke Univ Leuven, Lab Forest Nat & Landscape Res, Vital Decosterstr 102, B-3000 Louvain, Belgium Katholieke Univ Leuven Vital Decosterstr 102 Louvain Belgium B-3000
Citazione:
B. Bossuyt et al., "The effect of a complex land use history on the restoration possibilities of heathland in central Belgium", BELG J BOT, 134(1), 2001, pp. 29-40

Abstract

In Belgium as in the rest of north-western Europe, the restoration of heathlands has become a major nature conservation priority. The target species for this restoration process may be present in the relict seed bank, which can be used to restore the ecological diversity of heathlands successfully. This study focuses on the consequences of a highly dynamic and complex historical land use pattern on the composition and heathland restoration potential of the soil seed bank of a sand stone hill in central Belgium. The presence of typical heathland species was negatively correlated with historical orchard land use. Former land use as orchard imposed both biotic (low seed densities of target species) and abiotic (high soil phosphate level) constraints in the restoration of heathland. Time since abandonment of the heathland and conifer land use negatively affected the presence of heathland species due to seed senescence in the heathland species seed bank. Especiallymore than 50 years after the reference land use, the number of heathland species has become very small acid restoration is hardly possible. On parcels that had no historical orchard land use and having a current land use as oak-birch forest, the chance of successful restoration of heathland is greatest. Densities of heathland species in the seed bank of these parcels are relatively high and the densities of non-target, potentially competing, species are relatively low.

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