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Journal of Landscape Ecology

The Journal of Czech National Chapter of the Association for Landscape Ecology (CZ-IALE)

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Vegetation Succession Along New Roads at Soqotra Island (Yemen): Effects of Invasive Plant Species and Utilization of Selected Native Plant Resistence Against Disturbance

Petr Maděra
  • Mendel University in Brno, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Department of the Forest Botany, Dendrology and Geobiocoenology, Zemědělská 1/1665, 613 00 Brno
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/ Pavel Kovář
  • Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, Department of Botany, Benátská 2, 128 01 Prague
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/ Jaroslav Vojta
  • Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, Department of Botany, Benátská 2, 128 01 Prague
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/ Daniel Volařík
  • Mendel University in Brno, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Department of the Forest Botany, Dendrology and Geobiocoenology, Zemědělská 1/1665, 613 00 Brno
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/ Luboš Úradníček
  • Mendel University in Brno, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Department of the Forest Botany, Dendrology and Geobiocoenology, Zemědělská 1/1665, 613 00 Brno
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/ Alena Salašová
  • Mendel University in Brno, Faculty of Horticulture, Department of Landscape Planning, Valtická 337, 691 44 Lednice
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/ Jaroslav Koblížek
  • Mendel University in Brno, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Department of the Forest Botany, Dendrology and Geobiocoenology, Zemědělská 1/1665, 613 00 Brno
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/ Petr Jelínek
  • Mendel University in Brno, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Department of the Forest Botany, Dendrology and Geobiocoenology, Zemědělská 1/1665, 613 00 Brno
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Published Online: 2014-08-15 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/jlecol-2014-0003

Abstract

The paved (tarmac) roads had been constructed on Soqotra island over the last 15 years. The vegetation along the roads was disturbed and the erosion started immediately after the disturbance caused by the road construction. Our assumption is that biotechnical measurements should prevent the problems caused by erosion and improve stabilization of road edges. The knowledge of plant species which are able to grow in unfavourable conditions along the roads is important for correct selection of plants used for outplanting. The vegetation succession was observed using phytosociological relevés as a tool of recording and mapping assambblages of plants species along the roads as new linear structures in the landscape. Data from phytosociological relevés were analysed and the succession was characterised in different altitudes. The results can help us to select group of plants (especially shrubs and trees), which are suitable to be used as stabilizing green mantle in various site conditions and for different purposes (anti-erosional, ornamental, protection against noise or dust, etc.).

Keywords: Road construction; altitudinal gradient; mountain areas; plant invasion; environmental impact; vegetation management; tropics; islands; Soqotra

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Received: 2013-11-13

Accepted: 2013-12-17

Published Online: 2014-08-15

Published in Print: 2013-12-01


Citation Information: Journal of Landscape Ecology, ISSN (Online) 1805-4196, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/jlecol-2014-0003.

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