Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2011, 59, 123-134
Published online 2014-06-14

Application of geoecological concept of the alluvial landscape in the creation of nature reserve (case study from Czech Republic)

Ivo Machar1, Vilém Pechanec2

1Katedra biologie, Pedagogická fakulta Univerzity Palackého, Žižkovo nám. 5, 771 47 Olomouc, Česká republika
2Katedra geoinformatiky, Přírodovědecká fakulta Univerzity Palackého, Tř. Svobody 26, 772 00 Olomouc, Česká republika

The geoecological concept of the alluvial landscape describes the variability and consecutive character of alluvial ecotopes and biocenoses, which are interrelated in terms of their homeorhetic development, in their dynamic ecological stability. This article deals with application of this landscape concept in the frame of creation of nature reserve as core zone of the Litovelské Pomoraví Protected Landscape Area (Czech Republic). Complex protection of the whole floodplain ecosystem, which comprised all components of the fluvial succession series of alluvial habitats, was proposed on the basis of determination of geomorphological type of the river system. Analyses of the floodplain forest stands status within the study area were performed using methods that are normally used in the elaboration of management plans of protected areas within forest land on the basis of data from Forest Management Plan. The area of the proposed NNR was created by the overlay of the special map layers using method gap-analysis in the frame of GIS.


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