Methods to describe the botanical composition of vegetation in grassland research

  • Giovanni Peratoner
    Versuchszentrum Laimburg, Laimburg 6, Pfatten, 39040 Auer, (BZ), Italy
  • Erich M. Pötsch
    Agricultural Research and Education Centre Raumberg-Gumpenstein, Raumberg 38, 8952 Irdning-Donnersbachtal, Austria
Abstract: In terms of botanical composition, grassland vegetation in experimental plots and field studies can be described by means of different parameters (plant density, cover, frequency or yield proportion). Each parameter describes different features, which under certain circumstances may be correlated one to each other to some extent, but are not fully equivalent. The choice of the parameter to be assessed depends therefore, in first instance, on the specific aim of the investigation. For the assessment of the chosen parameter, many methods are available that differ from each other in terms of subjectivity, precision, effort and requirement for technical equipment. The choice of method depends mainly on the required precision, the affordable effort and on the available resources.
Schlagwörter: grassland, botanical composition, parameters, assessment methods
Publikationjahr: 2019
Veröffentlich in: Die Bodenkultur: Journal of Land Management, Food and Environment
Ausgabe: 70
Band: 1
Publikationssprache: de
Erste Seite: 1
Letzte Seite: 18
DOI: 10.2478/boku-2019-0001