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Plant Sociology numero 53 (1)

pag. 55-81: Phytocoenotic diversity of the NE-Adriatic island of Olib.

N. Jasprica1, M. Milović2, S. Kovačić3, V. Stamenković3

1Institute for Marine and Coastal Research, University of Dubrovnik, P.O. Box 83, HR-20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia.

2“Antun Vrančić“ Grammar School, Put Gimnazije 64, HR-22000 Šibenik, Croatia.

3Botanical Garden, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Marulićev trg 9a, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia.

doi: 10.7338/pls2016531/04 

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abstract

The vegetation of the north-eastern Adriatic island of Olib (26.13 km2) was studied in 2015. From a total of 99 phytosociological relevés, 33 floristically and ecologically distinctive vegetation communities were identified and described (30 associations and 3 stands) within 28 alliances, 27 orders and 23 vegetation classes. Altogether, 18 NATURA 2000 habitat types were recognized. The study revealed the great phytocoenotic diversity and the high biogeographical value of the study area.

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biodiversity, Croatia, Directive 92/43/EEC, NE Mediterranean, phytosociology, syntaxonomy