Beech forests - Czech Republic

Basic Information

Site Name: 

Beech forests

Site Code: 

LTER_EU_CZ_009

Country (Site Location): 

Czech Republic

LTER National Network: 

Contact: Site Manager: 

General Site Description: 

Alderwoods, ash-alder forests, sycamore ravine forests, beech forests with admixtures of Norvay spruce. In the past, they covered large areas of the submontane and montane belts. Today they remains survived in the Krkonoše Mts river valleys and adjacent slopes (especially at the Úpa, Labe, Jizerka, Jizera rivers and their tributaries). Significant plants are the martagon, Alpine lekk ans ramsons, spring snowflake, nine-leaved toothwort and coralwort, herb Paris, bulbous fumewort and related species Cirdalis fabacea, wood anemone and yellow wood anemone, perennial honestry, mountain shield-fern, red spleenwort and green spleenwort. Significant animals are mainly the musk beetle, long-horned beetle Oberea oculata, endemic door snail Cochlodina dubiosa corcontica, fire salamander, black stork, warblers, tits, nuthatch, black woodpecker, great spotted woodpecker, stock dove, bank vole, yellow-necked mouse, and hazel dormouse.

UUID: 

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General Characteristics, Purpose, History

Site Status: 

existing

Year Established: 

2009

Size : 

625.00ha

Purpose of Site : 

Research on the dynamics of forest ecosystems
Geographic

Coordinates: 

Latitude: 50.650200000000
Longitude: 15.860300000000