Monitoring of fine scale grassland dynamics, especially to the dominant grass species

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16 stands of open sandy grasslands have been studied in Fülöpháza yearly since 1998. In eight of them the dominant grass species was Festuca vaginata at the beginning of the monitoring, while in the other eight, Stipa borysthenica was dominant. We sample each stand with three, 1m*1m quadrat (48 quadrats altogether) twice a year (in summer and autumn), and we follow the abundance of the two dominant grass species. The main goal of study is to explore the demographic changes of the vegetation (colonization, extinction).


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Fine-scale grassland dynamics in open sand grasslands