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Vegetation of the Czech Republic: diversity, ecology, history and dynamics

  title={Vegetation of the Czech Republic: diversity, ecology, history and dynamics},
  author={Milan Chytr{\'y}},
  • M. Chytrý
  • Published 2012
  • Environmental Science
  • Preslia
This review summarizes basic information on the diversity of vegetation in the Czech Republic. It describes basic environmenal factors affecting vegetation, vegetation history since the last glacial, biomes occurring in the Czech Republic (zonal biomes of broad-leaved deciduous forest and foreststeppe, and azonal biomes of taiga and tundra), altitudinal zonation of vegetation and landscapes with an exceptionally high diversity of vegetation types (deep river valleys in the Bohemian Massif… 

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