Plant community of the year 2021: Hardwood floodplain forest (Ficario-Ulmetum)

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dc.contributor.authorHardtle, Werner
dc.contributor.authorBergmeier, Erwin
dc.contributor.authorFichtner, Andreas
dc.contributor.authorHeinken, Thilo
dc.contributor.authorHolzel, Norbert
dc.contributor.authorRemy, Dominique
dc.contributor.authorSchneider, Simone
dc.contributor.authorSchwabe, Angelika
dc.contributor.authorTischew, Sabine
dc.contributor.authorDierschke, Hartmut
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:23:20Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:23:20Z-
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn0722494X
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/14502-
dc.description.abstractHardwood floodplain forests (Ficario-Ulmetum, Syn.: Querco-Ulmetum), being amongst the most endangered plant communities in Germany, have been selected as `Plant community of the year 2021' by the Floristisch-soziologische Arbeitsgemeinschaft. Hardwood floodplain forests are temperate lowland broad-leaved forest ecosystems typical of extensive river valleys. In Central Europe, stands represent biodiversity hotspots for woody species (as habitats for rare tree species such as Ulmus laevis and Populus nigra), but also host numerous fungi and animal species typical of floodplains. Since floodplains have been subject to river regulation activities for centuries, to date less than 10% of the former natural area of floodplain forests remained. Current threats are overexploitation, cultivation of non-native tree species, floodplain construction projects accompanied by drainage, eutrophication, invasive species, and outbreaks of elm and ash dieback by fungi infections and climate change. River flooding constitutes an important abiotic site factor, which in turn is responsible for site-specific disturbance processes such as ice drift, sedimentation or erosion. Remnants of near-natural hardwood floodplain forests are of outstanding conservation value and deserve protection within large-scale nature reserves in riverine landscapes. Successful restoration requires to reestablish the flooding regime, as a precondition for the reintroduction of important plant, fungi, and animal species originating from appropriate donor populations.
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dc.publisherFLORISTISCH-SOZIOLOGISCHEN ARBEITSGEMEINSCHAFT E V
dc.relation.ispartofTUEXENIA
dc.subjectASH
dc.subjectDIEBACK HYMENOSCYPHUS-FRAXINEUS
dc.subjectDIVERSITY
dc.subjectINVASIVE FUNGI
dc.subjectPlant Sciences
dc.subjectRIPARIAN FORESTS
dc.subjectRIVER
dc.subjectSPECIES COMPOSITION
dc.subjectTREE
dc.subjectUPPER RHINE
dc.subjectVASCULAR PLANTS
dc.titlePlant community of the year 2021: Hardwood floodplain forest (Ficario-Ulmetum)
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.14471/2020.40.007
dc.identifier.isiISI:000646853800051
dc.description.issue40
dc.description.startpage373
dc.description.endpage399
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0003-0499-4893
dc.contributor.researcheridAAP-3188-2021
dc.publisher.placeWILHELM-WEBER-STRASSE 2, GOETTINGEN, 00000, GERMANY
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationTuexenia
crisitem.author.deptFB 05 - Biologie/Chemie-
crisitem.author.deptidfb05-
crisitem.author.parentorgUniversität Osnabrück-
crisitem.author.netidReDo797-
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