Vegetation, microtopography and water table in the Lužnice River floodplain, South Bohemia, Czechoslovakia
Karel Prach 1 2
- Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice
- Institute of Botany, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Třeboň, CS-379 82, Czechoslovakia
Relations between vegetation, elevation of topographic surface, and water table were studied along a cross-section transect in a representative part of the floodplain of the Lužnice River in the Třeboň Biosphere Reserve. The coenocline from aquatic macrophyte communities to mesic meadows was found in only 1.5 m range of elevation. Elevation could be used as the good measure of moisture gradient because of readily drained sediment; an exception being sites at terraces influenced by seepage. The information provided by this study is also used for recommendation of management practices for the floodplain.
Vegetation pattern, river floodplain, moisture gradient, management
How to cite
Prach K. (1992) Vegetation, microtopography and water table in the Lužnice River floodplain, South Bohemia, Czechoslovakia. – Preslia 64: 357