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Vegetation of Europe: hierarchical floristic classification system of vascular plant, bryophyte, lichen, and algal communities
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This paper features the first comprehensive and critical account of European syntaxa and synthesizes more than 100 yr of classification effort by European phytosociologists.
Atmospheric nitrogen deposition promotes carbon loss from peat bogs
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It was found that enhanced decomposition rates for material accumulated under higher atmospheric N supplies resulted in higher carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and dissolved organic carbon release and increased N deposition poses a serious risk to peatland C sinks.
Nutritional constraints in ombrotrophic Sphagnum plants under increasing atmospheric nitrogen deposition in Europe.
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A critical load of N deposition in Europe of 1 g/m2  year-1 is suggested above which Sphagnum plants change from being N-limited to be K + P colimited, at N : P > 30 and N : K >-3.
Habitat diversity of central European fens in relation to environmental gradients and an effort to standardise fen terminology in ecological studies
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Fens are defined as groundwater-fed wetlands that host low productive nutrient-limited vegetation dominated by Cyperaceae and bryophytes that avoid truly ombrotrophic conditions in central Europe.
Nitrogen concentration and delta(15)N signature of ombrotrophic Sphagnum mosses at different N deposition in Europe
Nitrogen concentration and delta(15)N signature of ombrotrophic Sphagnum mosses at different N deposition in Europe
Scale‐dependent biases in species counts in a grassland
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It is concluded that most discrepancies between individual observers were caused by misidentification of rare seedlings and young plants and it is suggested that in species-rich meadows plants should be recorded by at least three observers together and that they should consult all problematic plant specimens together in the field, to minimize errors.
Diversity of wetland vegetation in the Bulgarian high mountains, main gradients and context-dependence of the pH role
We fill a gap in understanding wetland vegetation diversity and relationship with environmental determinants in Bulgarian high mountains. A total of 615 phytosociological samples were taken from
Sphagnum distribution patterns along environmental gradients in Bulgaria
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Several Sphagnum species were clearly linked to low or to high altitudes, but the realized niche of other species was wide with respect to altitude, and most species significantly responded to water pH, both above and below the timberline.
The most species-rich plant communities in the Czech Republicand Slovakia (with new world records)
We provide an inventory of the sites and vegetation types in the Czech Republic and Slovakia that contain the highest numbers of vascular plant species in small areas of up to 625 m2. The highest
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