Vegetation-based landscape regions of Hungary

Molnár, Cs. and Molnár, Zs. and Barina, Z. and Bauer, N. and Biró, M. and Bodonczi, L. and Csathó, A. and Csiky, J. and Deák, J. and Fekete, G. and Harmos, K. and Horváth, A. and Isépy, I. and Juhász, M. and Kállayné Szerényi, J. and Király, G. and Magos, G. and Máté, A. and Mesterházy, A. and Molnár, A. and Nagy, J. and Óvári, M. and Purger, D. and Schmidt, D. and Sramkó, G. and Szénási, V. and Szmorad, F. and Szollát, Gy. and Tóth, T. and Vidra, T. and Virók, V. (2008) Vegetation-based landscape regions of Hungary. Acta Botanica Hungarica, 50 (Supple). pp. 47-58. ISSN 0236-6495

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The first version of the map of the Hungarian vegetation-based landscape regions were prepared at the scale of 1: 200,000 (1 km or higher resolution). The primary goal of the map was to provide an exact background for the presentation and evaluation of the data of the MÉTA database. Secondly, we intended to give an up-to-date and detailed vegetation-based division of Hungary with a comprehensive nomenclature of the regions. Regions were primarily defined on the basis of their present zonal vegetation, or their dominant extrazonal or edaphic vegetation. Where this was not possible, abiotic factors that influence the potential vegetation, the flora were taken into consideration, thus, political and economical factors were ignored. All region borders were defined by local expert botanists, mainly based on their field knowledge. The map differs in many features from the currently used, country-wide, flora-or geography-based divisions in many features. We consider our map to be temporary (i.e. a work map), and we plan to refine and improve it after 5 years of testing.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QK Botany / növénytan
Depositing User: Endre Sarvay
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2018 12:22
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2018 12:22

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