Bramble scrub diversity along three landscape transects: a GIS based multi-scale analysis

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Abstract

Rubus scrubs (Pruno-Rubion radulae, class Rhamno-Prunetea and Lonicero-Rubion silvatici, class Lonicero-Rubetea plicati) are forming a distinct part of the landscape in the Northwest European part of the European Sand Belt. Vegetation composition of Rubus scrubs was sampled along three randomly chosen 100km long transects in the Northern, Central and Southern part of the Netherlands in 187 relevés of 30 m2. In the transects, 65 Rubus species were found, the number of Rubus species per relev was 1-7 (avg. 3.22). In total 21 communities could be distinguished, from which 7 could be assigned to described communities, viz. Rubetum grati typicum (all three transects), Rubetum grati rubetosum ammobii (Northern transect), Rubetum silvatici (Northern transect), and Pruno-Rubetum sprengelii (all three transects, but especially the Central). In all three transects communities could be distinguished which formerly were included in the Rubetum silvatici, but which probably deserve association status on their own. GIS analysis on the basis of soil, geology and geomorphology, land use and landscape type maps is used to explain community diversity and Rubus distribution.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication20th International Workshop of the European Vegetation Survey, A century of phytosociology & 20 years of the new spirit in phytosociology, Rome, Italy, 6 - 9 April, 2011
Pages50
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event20th International Workshop of the European Vegetation Survey, A century of phytosociology & 20 years of the new spirit in phytosociology, Rome, Italy -
Duration: 6 Apr 20119 Apr 2011

Workshop

Workshop20th International Workshop of the European Vegetation Survey, A century of phytosociology & 20 years of the new spirit in phytosociology, Rome, Italy
Period6/04/119/04/11

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