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SCHENKOVÁ, Veronika, Michal HORSÁK, Zuzana PLESKOVÁ and Paveł PAWLIKOWSKI. Habitat preferences and conservation of Vertigo geyeri (Gastropoda: Pulmonata) in Slovakia and Poland. Journal of Molluscan Studies. London: Malacological Society of London, 2012, vol. 78, No 1, p. 105-111. ISSN 0260-1230. doi:10.1093/mollus/eyr046.
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Original name Habitat preferences and conservation of Vertigo geyeri (Gastropoda: Pulmonata) in Slovakia and Poland
Authors SCHENKOVÁ, Veronika (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution), Michal HORSÁK (203 Czech Republic, guarantor, belonging to the institution), Zuzana PLESKOVÁ (703 Slovakia, belonging to the institution) and Paveł PAWLIKOWSKI (616 Poland).
Edition Journal of Molluscan Studies, London, Malacological Society of London, 2012, 0260-1230.
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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 Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
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Impact factor Impact factor: 1.358
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14310/12:00057266
Organization unit Faculty of Science
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mollus/eyr046
UT WoS 000299346800012
Keywords in English Vertigo geyeri; land snail; Slovakia and Poland; Annex II; conservation; ecology; distribution; response curves
Tags AKR, rivok
Tags International impact, Reviewed
Changed by Changed by: Mgr. Lucie Jarošová, DiS., učo 205746. Changed: 7. 4. 2015 13:21.
Abstract
The tiny land snail Vertigo geyeri Lindholm, 1925 is a rare relict from the Late Glacial, inhabiting treeless spring fens. The main aims of this study were (1) to summarize present knowledge on distribution of V. geyeri in Slovakia and in Poland; (2) to analyse its ecology and habitat preferences; and (3) to suggest suitable conservation and management measures for this EUHSD Annex II species. In the course of field research on 122 fens in Slovakia and Poland, carried out between 2001 and 2011, we documented 33 Slovak and 24 Polish sites where this species occurred. Based on analysis of these populations, we identified a strong preference for permanently wet, but not extremely waterlogged, open fen sites with low-productivity nutrient-limited vegetation. The species displayed a unimodal response to calcium concentration in the groundwater, avoiding both calcium-poor Sphagnum-dominated fens and extremely mineral-rich and salt travertine fens. All sites in which V. geyeri occurs should be protected to prevent any hydrological changes resulting in successional shifts towards more productive and shrubby vegetation. Human-induced eutrophication should be also controlled to ensure the long-term maintenance of viable populations of the species. The locations of all Slovak and Polish fen sites in which V. geyeri has been recorded are provided to enable or maintain protection of the species at these sites.
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GAP504/11/0429, research and development projectName: Gradienty prostředí, vegetační dynamika a krajinné změny v Západních Karpatech od pozdního glaciálu po současnost (Acronym: PALAEO-CARPATHIANS)
Investor: Czech Science Foundation
MUNI/A/0976/2009, interní kód MUName: Biodiverzita - analýzy biologických systémů různých úrovní a na různých škálách prostředí (Acronym: BIDA)
Investor: Masaryk University, Category A
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