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Some results of biogeographic research on meadows in the Dyje-Svratka basin in the Czech Republic

  • Horník Stanislav 


Some results of biogeographic research on meadows in the Dyje-Svratka basin in the Czech Republic. The paper shows one example of biogeographic “inventory” of natural ecosystems in an unflooded meadow in the Dyje-Svratka basin. It is part of the complex physio-geographic research of the Geographic Department of the Masaryk University in Brno aimed at gaining a basis for territorial interpretation of ecological regularities and territorial application of general ecological optimizing principles. A segment of biocenosis of Ulmi-fraxineta carpini has been analyzed (Zlatník 1956).

The endeavour of Czech geographers to study geosystems of various dimensions completely gets in the limelight. In question is the understanding of mutual relationship of components of geosystems based on the exchange of mass and energy. There are two ways of studying them: spatial relations or approaches concentrated on processes. In contrast to the above unilateral concept, the endeavour to make the approaches compatible appears rarely. This complex view is made possible by geobiocenologically taken biogeography in papers of Zlatník and Raušer, their students and successors. This paper shows only one example of the results of biogeographic “stock-taking” of meadows in the Dyje-Svratka basin, indicating relations of eco- and geosystems which confirm the necessity of ecological orientation of the present biogeography and its potential contribution to ecology.


Environmental Management Czech Republic Potential Contribution Natural Ecosystem Spatial Relation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Horník Stanislav 
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  1. 1.Department of GeographyMasaryk UniversityBrnoCzech Republic

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