The book describes the fungal, phanerogamic, moss and lichen vegetation, soil profiles and soil chemistry in the ecological associations Dicrano-Quercetum, Querco-Betuletum, VioloQuercetum and its subassociation ilicetosum (subass. nov.) in the Province of Drenthe in the Netherlands. New methods were used in estimation of chemical composition of soil ions expressed as mass concentration and as total ion supply and of vegetation, which was recorded separately for the moss and lichen vegetation of rotten wood, and in recording fungal vegetation (spatial frequency in subplots of 25 m2). Spatial frequency was used in estimating the abundance of mycelia for each species, uniformity of plots, pattern of species, and correlations between species. Based on the association, Querco-Betuletum and Violo-Quercetum were closely related, and both belonged to the alliance Quercion roboripetraeae. Dicrano-Quercetum was less related, and did not belong to the same alliance. In the soil, there were differences between the syntaxa in the profiles and in 'total' available ions. The syntaxa had many differential fungal species, which supported conclusions about affinities based on associations of higher plants. Distribution patterns of fungal species within plots are discussed. Notes are included on identification and taxonomy of fungi, including a newly described one, Psathyrella fulvescens var. dicrani.
|Place of Publication||Wageningen|
|Number of pages||162|
|Publication status||Published - 1984|
|Name||Agricultural Research Reports|
- plant communities