Spontaneous and initiated succession on unvegetated slopes in the abandoned lignite-mining area of Goitsche, Germany

@inproceedings{Kirmer2001SpontaneousAI,
  title={Spontaneous and initiated succession on unvegetated slopes in the abandoned lignite-mining area of Goitsche, Germany},
  author={Anita Kirmer and Ernst-Gerhard Mahn},
  year={2001}
}
. In this study, we examined the colonization of unvegetated, dry slopes in the lignite-mining area of Goitsche, Germany. The plots, characterized by different habitat conditions, were studied from 1994–2000. The vegetation development on treated plots was compared to untreated plots showing spontaneous succession. For initial treatments we used fresh plant clippings from a species-rich sandy grassland (Armerion elongatae) mowed at the end of July. Soil seed bank samples, taken at the… CONTINUE READING

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