MUCINA, Ladislav, Helga BÜLTMANN, Klaus DIERSSEN, Jean-Paul THEURILLAT, Thomas RAUS, Andraž ČARNI, Kateřina ŠUMBEROVÁ, Wolfgang WILLNER, Jürgen DENGLER, Rosario GAVILÁN GARCÍA, Milan CHYTRÝ, Michal HÁJEK, Romeo DI PIETRO, Dmytro IAKUSHENKO, Jens PALLAS, Fred J. A. DANIËLS, Erwin BERGMEIER, Arnoldo SANTOS GUERRA, Nikolai ERMAKOV, Milan VALACHOVIČ, Joop H. J. SCHAMINÉE, Tatiana LYSENKO, Yakiv P. DIDUKH, Sandro PIGNATTI, John S. RODWELL, Jorge CAPELO, Heinrich E. WEBER, Ayzik SOLOMESHCH, Panayotis DIMOPOULOS, Carlos AGUIAR, Stephan M. HENNEKENS and Lubomír TICHÝ. Vegetation of Europe: hierarchical floristic classification system of vascular plant, bryophyte, lichen, and algal communities. Applied Vegetation Science. Wiley, 2016, vol. 19, SUPP 1, p. 3-264. ISSN 1402-2001. doi:10.1111/avsc.12257.
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Original name Vegetation of Europe: hierarchical floristic classification system of vascular plant, bryophyte, lichen, and algal communities
Authors MUCINA, Ladislav (40 Austria, guarantor), Helga BÜLTMANN (276 Germany), Klaus DIERSSEN (276 Germany), Jean-Paul THEURILLAT (756 Switzerland), Thomas RAUS (276 Germany), Andraž ČARNI (705 Slovenia), Kateřina ŠUMBEROVÁ (203 Czech Republic), Wolfgang WILLNER (40 Austria), Jürgen DENGLER (276 Germany), Rosario GAVILÁN GARCÍA (724 Spain), Milan CHYTRÝ (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution), Michal HÁJEK (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution), Romeo DI PIETRO (380 Italy), Dmytro IAKUSHENKO (804 Ukraine), Jens PALLAS (276 Germany), Fred J. A. DANIËLS (276 Germany), Erwin BERGMEIER (276 Germany), Arnoldo SANTOS GUERRA (724 Spain), Nikolai ERMAKOV (643 Russian Federation), Milan VALACHOVIČ (703 Slovakia), Joop H. J. SCHAMINÉE (528 Netherlands), Tatiana LYSENKO (643 Russian Federation), Yakiv P. DIDUKH (804 Ukraine), Sandro PIGNATTI (380 Italy), John S. RODWELL (826 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), Jorge CAPELO (620 Portugal), Heinrich E. WEBER (276 Germany), Ayzik SOLOMESHCH (643 Russian Federation), Panayotis DIMOPOULOS (300 Greece), Carlos AGUIAR (620 Portugal), Stephan M. HENNEKENS (528 Netherlands) and Lubomír TICHÝ (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution).
Edition Applied Vegetation Science, Wiley, 2016, 1402-2001.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Article in a journal
Field of Study 10600 1.6 Biological sciences
Country of publisher United States of America
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
Impact factor Impact factor: 2.474
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14310/16:00088552
Organization unit Faculty of Science
UT WoS 000389330300001
Keywords in English Algal communities; Azonal vegetation; Bryophyte communities; European Vegetation Survey; EuroVegChecklist; Lichen communities; ; Syntaxonomy; Vascular plant communities; Vegetation classification
Tags AKR, rivok
Tags International impact, Reviewed
Changed by Changed by: Mgr. Lucie Jarošová, DiS., učo 205746. Changed: 19/3/2018 15:20.
Aims: Vegetation classification consistent with the Braun-Blanquet approach is widely used in Europe for applied vegetation science, conservation planning and land management. During the long history of syntaxonomy, many concepts and names of vegetation units have been proposed, but there has been no single classification system integrating these units. Here we (1) present a comprehensive, hierarchical, syntaxonomic system of alliances, orders and classes of Braun-Blanquet syntaxonomy for vascular plant, bryophyte and lichen, and algal communities of Europe; (2) briefly characterize in ecological and geographic terms accepted syntaxonomic concepts; (3) link available synonyms to these accepted concepts; and (4) provide a list of diagnostic species for all classes. LocationEuropean mainland, Greenland, Arctic archipelagos (including Iceland, Svalbard, Novaya Zemlya), Canary Islands, Madeira, Azores, Caucasus, Cyprus. Methods: We evaluated approximately 10000 bibliographic sources to create a comprehensive list of previously proposed syntaxonomic units. These units were evaluated by experts for their floristic and ecological distinctness, clarity of geographic distribution and compliance with the nomenclature code. Accepted units were compiled into three systems of classes, orders and alliances (EuroVegChecklist, EVC) for communities dominated by vascular plants (EVC1), bryophytes and lichens (EVC2) and algae (EVC3). Results: EVC1 includes 109 classes, 300 orders and 1108 alliances; EVC2 includes 27 classes, 53 orders and 137 alliances, and EVC3 includes 13 classes, 24 orders and 53 alliances. In total 13448 taxa were assigned as indicator species to classes of EVC1, 2087 to classes of EVC2 and 368 to classes of EVC3. Accepted syntaxonomic concepts are summarized in a series of appendices, and detailed information on each is accessible through the software tool EuroVegBrowser. Conclusions: This paper features the first comprehensive and critical account of European syntaxa and synthesizes more than 100 yr of classification effort by European phytosociologists. It aims to document and stabilize the concepts and nomenclature of syntaxa for practical uses, such as calibration of habitat classification used by the European Union, standardization of terminology for environmental assessment, management and conservation of nature areas, landscape planning and education. The presented classification systems provide a baseline for future development and revision of European syntaxonomy.
GB14-36079G, research and development projectName: Centrum analýzy a syntézy rostlinné diverzity (PLADIAS) (Acronym: PLADIAS)
Investor: Czech Science Foundation, Projects to promote excellence in basic research
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