Succession of Saline Vegetation in Slovakia after a Large-Scale Disturbance

  title={Succession of Saline Vegetation in Slovakia after a Large-Scale Disturbance},
  author={Zuzana Mele{\vc}kov{\'a} and Daniel D{\'i}tě and Pavol Eli{\'a}{\vs} Jun and Vladim{\'i}r P{\'i}{\vs} and D. Galv{\'a}nek},
We studied the vegetation development in the Pannonian salt steppes in SW Slovakia (class Festuco-Puccinellietea) for eight years on permanent plots. The saline grassland was ploughed in 2002 to cultivate wheat and barley, and after two years it was left fallow. An open vegetation structure was typical for the initial stages, dominated by the obligate halophyte Tripolium pannonicum, accompanied by Atriplex littoralis and other annuals. Species richness significantly increased in the subsequent… 
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