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Stylization: a method for preserving the character of climate sensitive habitat

Bede-Fazekas, Ákos (2015) Stylization: a method for preserving the character of climate sensitive habitat. In: Proceedings of the international conference "Horticulture in quality and culture of life". Faculty of Horticulture in Lednice, Lednice, pp. 211-218. ISBN 978-80-7509-202-1

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Abstract

Stylization is a method of ornamental plant use usually applied in urban open space and garden design based on aesthetic consideration. Stylization can be seen as a nature-imitating ornamental plant application which evokes the scenery rather than an ecological plant application which assists the processes and functions observed in the nature. From a different point of view, stylization of natural or semi-natural habitats can sometimes serve as a method for preserving the physiognomy of the plant associations that may be affected by the climate change of the 21st century. The vulnerability of the Hungarian habitats has thus far been examined by the researchers only from the botanical point of view but not in terms of its landscape design value. In Hungary coniferous forests are edaphic and classified on this basis. The General National Habitat Classification System (Á-NÉR) distinguishes calcareous Scots pine forests and acidofrequent coniferous forests. The latter seems to be highly sensitive to climate change according to ecological models. The physiognomy and species pool of its subtypes are strongly determined by the dominant coniferous species that can be Norway spruce (Picea abies) or Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris). We are going to discuss the methodology of stylization of climate sensitive habitats and briefly refer to acidofrequent coniferous forests as a case study. In the course of stylization those coniferous and deciduous tree species of the studied habitat that are water demanding should be substituted by drought tolerant ones with similar characteristics. A list of the proposed taxa is going to be given.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:stylization, climate change, ornamental plant, dendrology, acidofrequent coniferous forest, climate sensitive habitat
Subjects:Landscape planning, landscape protection, landscape design
Ecology
ID Code:1850
Deposited By: MTMT SWORD
Deposited On:11 Feb 2015 08:55
Last Modified:11 Feb 2015 08:55

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