Influence of the environmental factors on the species composition of lichen Scots pine forests as a guide to maintain the community (Bory Tucholskie National Park, Poland)

Michał Hubert Węgrzyn , Joanna Kołodziejczyk , Patrycja Fałowska , Piotr Wężyk , Karolina Zięba-Kulawik , Marta Szostak , Agnieszka Turowska , Barbara Grzesiak , Paulina Wietrzyk-Pełka

Abstract

Central European lichen Scots pine forests occur in extremely dry and poor sandy areas. This forest type, in terms of phytosociological classification, corresponds to the CladonioPinetum association. This community is protected by European Union’s legislation (Natura 2000 habitat, code 91T0) and needs active protection to be maintained. The presented study was planned based on the conservation activities performed in 2017, which included thinning of the tree stand in selected areas of the lichen Scots pine forest community in the Bory Tucholskie National Park. Thinning effect was documented by the LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) data collected in 2017 before thinning and 2018 after thinning. Next we characterized two different forms of Cladonio-Pinetum association (lichen-rich and bryophyte-rich forms) and their relation to local environmental factors. To demonstrate that thinning is beneficial to the lichens we also compared the microclimatic conditions (temperature, humidity and light intensity) in thinned and unthinned areas. Vegetation and organic matter sampling was conducted in 2018 in the 24 sampling plots, each of 100 m2 . Microclimatic measurements was done in 2018e2019 in one sampling plots of the thinned area and one additional control plot in the unthinned area. Sampling plots representing lichen-rich community had significantly lower canopy cover, higher number of lichen species, higher lichen cover and lower bryophyte cover in comparison to bryophyte-rich plots. The results showed that the lower canopy cover creates more favorable conditions for the occurrence of lichens, because of increasing the daily amplitudes of temperature, humidity and light intensity. Reduction of the canopy cover may be the easiest method to maintain the lichen pine forests community with high abundance of lichens in the field layer. This is particularly important in relation to the observed.
Author Michał Hubert Węgrzyn
Michał Hubert Węgrzyn,,
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, Joanna Kołodziejczyk
Joanna Kołodziejczyk,,
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, Patrycja Fałowska
Patrycja Fałowska,,
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, Piotr Wężyk (FoF / IoFRM / DoFDGaEoF)
Piotr Wężyk,,
- DEPARTMENT OF FOREST DEVICES, GEOMATICS AND ECONOMICS OF FORESTRY
, Karolina Zięba-Kulawik (FoF / IoFRM / DoFDGaEoF)
Karolina Zięba-Kulawik,,
- DEPARTMENT OF FOREST DEVICES, GEOMATICS AND ECONOMICS OF FORESTRY
, Marta Szostak (FoF / IoFRM / DoFDGaEoF)
Marta Szostak,,
- DEPARTMENT OF FOREST DEVICES, GEOMATICS AND ECONOMICS OF FORESTRY
, Agnieszka Turowska
Agnieszka Turowska,,
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, Barbara Grzesiak
Barbara Grzesiak,,
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, Paulina Wietrzyk-Pełka
Paulina Wietrzyk-Pełka,,
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Journal seriesGlobal Ecology and Conservation, ISSN 2351-9894, e-ISSN 2351-9894, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2020
Vol22
Pages1-17
Publication size in sheets0.8
Article numbere01017
Keywords in EnglishTuchola forest, Cladonio-Pinetum community, 91T0, Microclimatic factors, Habitat conservation, Thinning, Lichens, Bryophytes
ASJC Classification1105 Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics; 2303 Ecology; 2309 Nature and Landscape Conservation
DOIDOI:10.1016/j.gecco.2020.e01017
URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2351989419308327?via%3Dihub
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa - Użycie Niekomercyjne - Bez utworów zależnych (CC-BY-NC-ND); with publication
Score (nominal)100
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.371; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.751 (2) - 2018=2.963 (5)
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FinansowanieThe field and laboratory research leading to these results has received funding from the Forest Fund of the State Forest (no. EZ.0290.1.19.2018)
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