SVIBOR - Project code: 1-08-138


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Project code: 1-08-138


Main researcher: TRINAJSTIĆ, IVO (50472)

Type of research: basic
Duration from: 01/01/91. to 12/31/93.

Papers on project (total): 23
Papers on project quoted in Current Contents: 19
Institution name: Šumarski fakultet, Zagreb (68)
Department/Institute: Research Institute of Forestry
Address: Svetošimunska 25
City: 10000 - Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: 385 (041) 218 288
Fax: 385 (041) 218 616

Summary: The large basin of the Mediterranean is distinguished, fromthe aspect of natural sciences, by many outstanding featuresunique even according to the world standards. Since the Republicof Croatia in its littoral region occupies one geographically andclimatically specific part of the Mediterranean area, thevegetation of the Croatian littoral is distinguished by a certainspecificity with regard to both the adjacent regions and theentire Mediterranean. This particular project includes theplantsociological and syntaxonomic researches of theMediterranean vegetation in the Croatian littoral as well as thecomparative researches of that vegetation in relation to thewhole Mediterranean. The researches of the Croatian littoralvegetation carried out for many years had a significant influenceon the vegetational researches of the Apennine peninsula, Sicilyand eastern regions of France, and in that the contribution ofCroatian botanists to the plantsociological science in the worldis considerable. As the vegetation comprises a very complexsystem of factors, the resolving of one scientific probleminvolves the discovery of several new ones that requiresconstantly more and more detailed scientific researches,especially on the international and multidisciplinary levels.

Keywords: Plantcosiology, Syntaxonomy, vegetation of the Mediterranean

Research goals: The principle objective (task) of the researches conducted within the project is to find out regularities in the interaction between the vegetation and all factors which caused the specific composition and structure of the Mediterranean vegetation (climate, soil, lithologic basement, relief, paleographic and paleoclimatic conditions, anthropogenic influences). To achieve this scientists endeavour to study and to analyse as much in detail as possible particular forms of the vegetation on the basis of plantsociological and syntaxonomic features of its floristic composition. One of the most important results of the recent researches is defining the stenomediterranean vegetation zone of the alliance Oleo-Ceratonion in the Croatian littoral which by that, bioclimatically, becomes attached to the warmer part of the Mediterranean than it has been considered until now. This offers various possibilities for further scientific interpretations and can serve as the basis for many practical interventions. Just to mention one exemple, on the basis of the vegetation composition it is possible to find out that natural conditions for the development of winter tourism on the islands of Hvar, Vis and Lastovo are not at all less favorable that those on the Baleares. The latest researches showed in a completely new light the composition of the vegetation in Istria where its markedly refugial character becomes ever more outlined.

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