|Zonation and succession in brackish environments of the eastern Adriatic|
Lovric, A.D. (1974). Zonation and succession in brackish environments of the eastern Adriatic. Hydrobiol. Bull. 8(1-2): 166-171
In: Hydrobiological Bulletin. Netherlands Hydrobiological Society: Amsterdam. ISSN 0165-1404, more
|Also published as |
- Lovric, A.D. (1974). Zonation and succession in brackish environments of the eastern Adriatic, in: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Ecology and Physiology of the Brackish Environment, Amsterdam, September 4-7, 1973. Hydrobiological Bulletin, 8(1-2): pp. 166-171, more
Brackish water; Ecological succession; Marine; Brackish water
The principal problems discussed here are the effects of karst substrata, and of salt storms in the subsaline biotopes of the eastern Adriatic. The karst rivers have mostly canyon mouths or submarine orifices in limestone rocky substrata, and are characterized by endemic communities of Microcoleetalia, Cystoseiretalia, Astragaletalia and Drypetalia groups. The frequent stormy salt spray up to the inland of the northern islands causes highland karst depressions in the saline tarns with continental semihalophytic vegetation of the Ruppietalia, Isoetetalia, Juncetalia maritimi, and Scorzoneretalia villosae groups. The land-building succession in the coastal lagoons and deltas is terminated by theNerio-Tamaricetalia halophytic brushwood.