Biodiversity & Ecology
Short Database Report Open Access
Long-term Database of Sandy Grassland of Fulophaza
Keywords: calcareous sandy grassland; Hungary; Kiskunság.
Abstract: The aim of database is to follow the changes of open perennial sandy grasslands (Festucetum vaginatae) in Kiskunság/Hungary, which are almost without any direct human management. Our goal is to predict the effects of the climatic change on the dominance and the composition of the Pannonian sand forest steppe vegetation. The region is heavily threatened by climatic change as regional scale models predict the intensification of the summer drought. This causes a significant dieback of the dominant perennial grasses. The dieback is followed by regeneration periods in the less arid years, but the proportion of the dominant species, and the species composition is continuously changing. The study started in 2000 and was repeated every two years to 2010, and we aim at continuing at least in the next decade.
Rédei, T., Kröel-Dulay, G., Csecserits, A. (2012): Long-term Database of Sandy Grassland of Fulophaza. – In: Dengler, J., Oldeland, J., Jansen, F., Chytrý, M., Ewald, J., Finckh, M., Glöckler, F., Lopez-Gonzalez, G., Peet, R.K., Schaminée, J.H.J. [Eds.]: Vegetation databases for the 21st century. – Biodiversity & Ecology 4: 393–393. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00182.