Effects of vegetation at different succession stages on soil properties and water flow in sandy soil

Massimo Iovino, Viliam Nagy, Peter Šurda, Ágota Horel, Jozef Kollár, L'Ubomír Lichner, Jozef Kollár

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Abstract

The effects of vegetation at different succession stages on soil properties and water flow were assessed in sandy soil at 3 experimental sites near Sekule village (southwest Slovakia). Site S1 was a pioneer site dominated by mosses, site S2 was an early successional stage with a thin stand of grasses, and site S3 was an early successional stage (more advanced compared to the previous), richer in species, with a denser stand of grasses. It was found that vegetation at different succession stages affected soil properties and water flow in sandy soil, but the order of changes in some soil properties and water penetration depths were different from the order of succession stages.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1474-1479
Number of pages6
JournalBiologia
Volume70
Publication statusPublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Genetics
  • Plant Science
  • Cell Biology

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