1. bookTom 49 (2022): Zeszyt 1 (January 2022)
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Temporal and spatial changes in small mammal communities in a disturbed mountain forest

Data publikacji: 30 Dec 2021
Tom & Zeszyt: Tom 49 (2022) - Zeszyt 1 (January 2022)
Zakres stron: 9 - 22
Otrzymano: 01 Jun 2021
Przyjęty: 04 Oct 2021
Informacje o czasopiśmie
Pierwsze wydanie
16 Apr 2017
Częstotliwość wydawania
2 razy w roku

In 2005–2016, we investigated a secondary succession of small mammal communities in forest ecosystems in High Tatras (Slovakia) disturbed by windstorm and fire. This long-term ecological study confirmed the occurrence of significant temporal and spatial changes in species composition and number of dominant small mammal species. A comparison between disturbed and undisturbed plots indicated notable differences in species richness and abundance. The gradations of dominant small mammal species in disturbed habitats were asynchronous and showed a wider range of amplitude than in the undisturbed plots. An analysis of the temporal and spatial changes in the structure of small mammal communities in relation to selected environmental gradients confirmed the statistically significant effect of secondary succession on species composition, abundance, and exchange in forest ecosystems in the High Tatra Mountains following a disturbance.


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