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Examining native and exotic species diversity in European riparian forests
This study performs a meta-analysis of existing studies of European riparian forests to investigate which exotic species have successfully established in intact riparian forests and whichExpand
Impact of river management history on the community structure, species composition and nutrient status in the Rhine alluvial hardwood forest
The present-day Rhine alluvial hardwood forest (Querco-Ulmetum minoris, Issler 24) in the upper Rhine valley (France/Germany) is comprised of three vegetation units, one still flooded by calm watersExpand
European alluvial hardwood forests of large flood plains
Alluvial hardwood forests (Querco-Ulmetum) are found on flooded but well-drained and fertile soils of big European floodplains and it is demonstrated that the floristic composition varies within sectors of a single stream with changes in channel slope. Expand
Conservation of biodiversity in alluvial hardwood forests of the temperate zone. The example of the Rhine valley
Abstract Destruction of wetland temperate forests was particularly high during the past three decades throughout the world. Among the alluvial communities, the hardwood forest, which represents theExpand
Is there a future for wild grapevine (Vitis vinifera subsp. silvestris) in the Rhine Valley?
New transplantation experiments are proposed in which the plants will be monitored during their establishment in the forests, and the success of this second transplant (50 plants per reserve) will be enhanced by restoration projects of the Rhine River dynamics, with partial re-.ooding. Expand
Successional status of trees in gallery forest along the river Rhine
. 20 alluvial forest stands of different ages along the river Rhine in central Alsace, France, are described. A natural complex landscape occurs which is formed by erosion activity of the river.Expand
Radial growth response of Hedera helix to hydrological changes and climatic variability in the Rhine floodplain
This paper presents a dendrochronological study of Common Ivy in alluvial environment. Our objective was to analyse the response of ivy plants to hydrological and climatic variations. The study wasExpand
Wild European Apple (Malus sylvestris (L.) Mill.) Population Dynamics: Insight from Genetics and Ecology in the Rhine Valley. Priorities for a Future Conservation Programme
The Rhine wild apple populations, with their ecological strategies, high genetic diversity, and weak traces of crop-to-wild gene flow associated with the history of these floodplain forests, constitute candidate populations for inclusion in future conservation programmes for European wild apple. Expand
Is browsing the major factor of silver fir decline in the Vosges Mountains of France
Understory clearly played a positive role in the conservation of fir, despite increased browsing by deer, and silver fir was often the dominant species among young stands, despite a progressive increase in spruce numbers. Expand
Consequences of increased deer browsing winter on silver fir and spruce regeneration in the Southern Vosges mountains: Implications for forest management
Les recents changements de gestion forestiere et faunistique ont profondement modifie les interactions entre la flore et la faune, notamment entre les cervides et le sapin. Pour evaluer l'impact deExpand