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Authors Zlatkovic, ID; Jenackovic, DD; Randelovic, VN
Author Full Name Zlatkovic, Ivana D.; Jenackovic, Dragana D.; Randelovic, Vladimir N.
Title Inland salt areas of Southeast Serbia: ecological preferences of certain representatives of flora
Source BIOLOGIA
Language English
Document Type Article
Author Keywords Bioindicators; Halophytes; HOF models; Inland saline vegetation; Physicochemical characteristics of soil; Southeastern Serbia
Keywords Plus HALOPHYTIC VEGETATION; INDICATOR VALUES; SOIL-SALINITY; CAREX-DIVISA; MARSHES; GROWTH; GRADIENTS; MOISTURE; REGION
Abstract Simultaneous monitoring of vegetation and soil of inland salt areas of Southeastern Serbia was performed in order to assess the univariate response of species along the environmental gradients. Five habitat types were recognized by classification analysis based on physicochemical characteristics of soil. Ecological preferences of 9 species recognized as diagnostic of established habitats were estimated by Huisman-Olff-Fresco models. Carex distans, Cynod on dactylon and Plantago coronopus are diagnostic species of habitat type I which is characterized by electrical conductivity lower than 500 mu Scm(-1), slightly alkaline reaction and low concentration of nutrients. Habitats of type II with alkaline soil, where concentration of available potassium (53 mg K2O/100 g soil) and phosphorus (19 mg P2O5/100 g soil) is high and electrical conductivity is in range of 608 to 860 mu Scm(-1), are suitable for Carex divisa, Juncus compressus and Limonium gmelinii. Puccinellia festuciformis shows affinities to habitats of type III, characterized by electrical conductivity of 1200-2800 mu Scm(-1) and low water and nutrient content. Presence of Camphorosma monspeliaca on habitats (type IV) indicates high concentration of OH- ions, salts (>3000 mu Scm(-1)) and chlorides in soil. Puccinellia distans shows affinities to strongly saline, alkaline and nutrient rich habitats (type V) with fluctuating water regime during the vegetation season. Information on objectively assessed ecological preferences of plant species represents a suitable foundation for defining local or regional indicator systems, calibration of existing ecological indices and realization of procedures with the goal of conservation and enhancement of threatened ecosystems such as inland salt areas.
Author Address [Zlatkovic, Ivana D.] Coll Agr & Food Technol, Prokuplje Cirila & Metodija 1, Prokuplje 18400, Serbia; [Jenackovic, Dragana D.; Randelovic, Vladimir N.] Univ Nis, Fac Sci & Math, Dept Biol & Ecol, Visegradska 33, Nish 18000, Serbia
Reprint Address Zlatkovic, ID (corresponding author), Coll Agr & Food Technol, Prokuplje Cirila & Metodija 1, Prokuplje 18400, Serbia.
E-mail Address gajevicivana@yahoo.com
Publisher SPRINGER
Publisher City NEW YORK
Publisher Address 233 SPRING ST, NEW YORK, NY 10013 USA
ISSN 0006-3088
29-Character Source Abbreviation BIOLOGIA
ISO Source Abbreviation Biologia
Publication Date NOV
Year Published 2019
Volume 74
Issue 11
Beginning Page 1425
Ending Page 1440
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.2478/s11756-019-00320-0
Page Count 16
Web of Science Category Biology
Subject Category Life Sciences & Biomedicine - Other Topics
Document Delivery Number JX0KG
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000503432200002
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