Temporal changes in forest plant communities at different site types (pages 237–247)
Gorik Verstraeten, Lander Baeten, Tine Van den Broeck, Pieter De Frenne, Andreas Demey, Wesley Tack, Bart Muys and Kris Verheyen
Article first published online: 7 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1654-109X.2012.01226.x
In 2008, vegetation recordings from 1953 to 1954 were re-inventoried in a forests on two site types in Belgium. The changes on the acidophilous sites where mostly not significant. On the neutrophilous sites, mean plot species richness declined significantly, and based on the plant-derived characteristics of the plots, light availability decreased and nitrogen availability significantly increased.