Síkfőkút Project

last modification : 2017. január 24.

The ecological research site was established in 1972 by Jakucs (1985) and has been used for the long-term study of forest ecosystems.

The nature reserve research site is located in the Bükk Mountains of northeast Hungary (47°55′ N, 20°46′ E) at a distance of 6 km from the city of Eger and at an altitude of 320–340 m a.s.l. The ecological research site was established in 1972 by Jakucs (1985) and has been used for the long-term study of forest ecosystems.

The mean annual temperature is 9.9°C and mean annual precipitation typically ranges from 500 to 600 mm. Descriptions of the geographic, climatic, and soil conditions, and vegetation of the forest were reported in detail by Jakucs (1985, 1988). The most common forest association in this region is Quercetum petraeae-cerris with a dominant canopy of Q. petraea and Q. cerris deciduous tree species. The plots under study was made up of evenly aged temperate deciduous forest trees that were at least 100 years old and had not been harvested for more than 50 years.

Our studies:

1. long-term structural changes of the understorey shrub layer

2. relationship between cliamte and understorey shrub layer development

3. oak seedlings dynamics and oak forest regeneration in the study site

4. height-diameter models for shrub species

 

Head of these studies: Tamás Misik adjunct


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