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Prästängen - på väg att bli en skog

Andersson, Ann-Louise (2013) BIOX01 20122
Degree Projects in Biology
Abstract
Prästängen is a nature reserve that has been used for hay-making since the 1600th century, but more irregularly the last 100 years. Today most of the area is more like a forest. An inventory of five different parts of the area shows that the field layer is more widespread and has more species in the area were the trees have the largest distance to each other. In that part the trees also have the largest diameter.

Two small part of the area has been used for hay-making regularly the last 5-6 years. In these parts an inventory of the field layers status has been made to make it possible to detect changes.

In 1977 an inventory of two places in the area were made. A re-inventory of these parts revealed that one part had become too wet... (More)
Prästängen is a nature reserve that has been used for hay-making since the 1600th century, but more irregularly the last 100 years. Today most of the area is more like a forest. An inventory of five different parts of the area shows that the field layer is more widespread and has more species in the area were the trees have the largest distance to each other. In that part the trees also have the largest diameter.

Two small part of the area has been used for hay-making regularly the last 5-6 years. In these parts an inventory of the field layers status has been made to make it possible to detect changes.

In 1977 an inventory of two places in the area were made. A re-inventory of these parts revealed that one part had become too wet for almost all plants. The other part had become much darker, because of tall and wide trees. Compared with 1977 the number of plant species in that part had almost decreased by half.

To prevent the area from totally becoming a forest the hay-making areas must become larger and some of the trees must be cut down. The part of the area where the field layer is more developed could work as a model for a restoration. (Less)
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Andersson, Ann-Louise
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BIOX01 20122
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Swedish
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8168943
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  abstract     = {Prästängen is a nature reserve that has been used for hay-making since the 1600th century, but more irregularly the last 100 years. Today most of the area is more like a forest. An inventory of five different parts of the area shows that the field layer is more widespread and has more species in the area were the trees have the largest distance to each other. In that part the trees also have the largest diameter. 

Two small part of the area has been used for hay-making regularly the last 5-6 years. In these parts an inventory of the field layers status has been made to make it possible to detect changes. 

In 1977 an inventory of two places in the area were made. A re-inventory of these parts revealed that one part had become too wet for almost all plants. The other part had become much darker, because of tall and wide trees. Compared with 1977 the number of plant species in that part had almost decreased by half.

To prevent the area from totally becoming a forest the hay-making areas must become larger and some of the trees must be cut down. The part of the area where the field layer is more developed could work as a model for a restoration.},
  author       = {Andersson, Ann-Louise},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Prästängen - på väg att bli en skog},
  year         = {2013},
}