SVIBOR - Project code: 1-08-277


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Project code: 1-08-277


Main researcher: PAVLETIĆ, ZINKA (35510)

Type of research: basic
Duration from: 07/01/91. to 12/31/93.

Papers on project (total): 22
Institution name: Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet, Prirodoslovni odjeli, Zagreb (119)
Department/Institute: Department of Botany
Address: Marulićev trg 20/II
City: 10000 - Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: 385 (0) 440 323
Phone: 385 (0) 446 231
Fax: 385 (0) 432 586

Summary: The Republic of Croatia by its geographical, geological, geomorphological, climatic, ethnographic and other characteristics occupies a great variety of regions in the southern part of Europe. The said characteristics are manifested by a large number of plant species but also, and that is very important either, by an extraordinary polymorphism of many autochtonous species. That explains to a great extent the still deficient knowledge of this valuable vegetal genofund, rich in many so far unsufficiently researched and, consequently, scientifically still unrecognized endemic plants. This project includes in the first place the taxonomic studies of these so-called "widely understood" (sensu lato) species, within numerous endemic plants of our region are met. The total flora of particular parts of Croatia differs also considerably from one part to another and, therefore, it is necessary to make researches that will show us the same time, the general distribution of individual species having a wide or, quite often, a very limited habitat. Such researches include the preparation of floristic maps, too. An important place in the floral composition of Croatia is occupied by adventive plants. Monitoring of the direction and intensity of their spreading, as well as the appearance of completely new adventive species is also included in this project.

Keywords: Flora, Endems, Adventiv plants, Croatia

Research goals: The floristic and taxonomic researches generally last over a long period of time, so the researches included in and planned by the work which makes part of this project are the continuation of the earlier ones and the basis for those to be carried out in the future. The objectives of the work is to continue the researches already started and to achieve the results in conformity with the possibilities of the work. The folllowing researches are presently in course: a) the researches of the so far floristical unsufficiently investigated regions of Croatia (parts of Istra, Kozjak over Split, the island of Murter, parts of Međimurje); b) the comparative researches of polymorphous genera (Iris, Festuca, Thalictrum, Centaurea) with the aim to explain better the taxonomic status of some of their endemic forms; c) the taxonomic researches of the endemic Dalmatia pine (Pinus dalmatica Vis.); d) the distribution of the south European spesies Ostrya carpinifolia Scop. in the territory of Croatia. The results of the above metioned and other similar researches will serve to get better knowledge of total vegetal fund of Croatia which could be used in phytocoenological researches important for forest management, agriculture and cattle-breeding, as well as for protecting imperilled vegetal species and regions (such as coastal and mountaneous regions imperilled by the intesive tourism). The knowledge of autochtonous species genoms is also a prerequisite for large number of future genetic researches concerning the production of food for people and cattle.

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