Folia Geobotanica et Phytotaxonomica

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 45–70 | Cite as

The origin and development of waterlogged meadows in the central part of the Šumava Foothills

  • Kamil Rybníček
  • Eliška Rybníčková


The authors reconstruct the development of some waterlogged meadows in the central part of the Šumava foothills. The palaeoecological investigation of the meadows is based on the macroscopic analyses, completed with pollen analyses, of Late Holocene (Late Flandrian) sediments in five profiles. It is suggested that, in the course of the last 600 to 700 years the meadows developed as a secondary plant community, replacing original alder stands, due to the activity of man in the area; they usually passed through seminatural meadow types to the present cultivated stands. In addition to detailed descriptions of local successions on various sites, the study presents some general conclusions concerning the cenotic and synecological adaptability of some plants, discusses the development of plant communities and their changes in time.


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© Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kamil Rybníček
    • 1
  • Eliška Rybníčková
    • 1
  1. 1.Botanical InstituteCzechoslovak Academy of SciencesBrno

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