Dolines may provide important safe havens for many plant species and play a key role in maintaining biodiversity. The combined effects of forest age and topographic position influence the biodiversity patterns of these unique habitats. Forest managers, conservationists, and researchers need to work together in order to maintain the species richness and composition of these habitats under environmental changes.
Doline; Sinkhole; Forest management; Karst landscape; Microrefugia; Topographic complexity; Vegetation
Bátori, Z., Tölgyesi, C., Li, G. et al. Forest age and topographic position jointly shape the species richness and composition of vascular plants in karstic habitats. Annals of Forest Science 80, 16 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13595-023-01183-x
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The datasets generated and/or analysed during the current study are available in the Zenodo data repository: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6863694