LANDSCAPE AND NATURAL VALUES OF MEADOW COMMUNITIES WITHIN THE NATURA 2000 „OSTOJA NIETOPERZY GÓR SOWICH” AREA
 
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Instytut Technologiczno-Przyrodniczy w Falentach, Dolnośląski Ośrodek Badawczy, ul. Gen. Z. Berlinga 7, 51-209 Wrocław,
Publication date: 2014-10-21
 
Inż. Ekolog. 2013; 33:96–103
 
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The paper presented landscape and natural values of meadows situated within the Natura 2000 “Ostoja Nietoperzy Gór Sowich” area. Based on the study, 6 plant communities were highlighted. They were characterized by high species richness (from 64 to 109 species in a community) and average values of floristic diversity index H’ (2.1-2.4). The greatest natural value of grassland community was found in Polygono-Trtisetion community - distinctive in its color richness, thanks to the presence in the sward of 109 species of plants, including many colorfully flowering ones. Its natural and landscape value was increased by the presence of species under strict protection (with endangered and rare species among them). All studied grassland communities, located among dark green forests, which dominate in this area, are one the most important element deciding about landscape values.