Relationship between parameters of public parks and their surroundings and the richness, diversity and species composition of vascular herbaceous plants on the example of Krakow in Central Europe

Keywords: Krakow, Public Park Greenery, Species richness, Species Diversity, Vascular Plants

Abstract

Greenery is a natural value in urban space. To maintain the richness and diversity of greenery, it is necessary to understand the factors and mechanisms that influence vegetation. The purpose of this paper was to determine the impact of selected features of public parks and factors on the richness and diversity of herbaceous plants. In Krakow public parks, this richness and diversity is greater in parks with a larger area and habitat heterogeneity, the presence of migration corridors, and natural elements. Full stand coverage negatively affects diversity. Biologically inactive surface affects richness and diversity as well as a number of different groups of plant species. The presence of rare and non-synanthropic species is related to the park’s surface, natural elements, and its heterogeneity.

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Moszkowicz, Łukasz; Krzeptowska-Moszkowicz, I.; Porada, K. Relationship Between Parameters of Public Parks and Their Surroundings and the Richness, Diversity and Species Composition of Vascular Herbaceous Plants on the Example of Krakow in Central Europe. LO 2021, 94, 1-16.
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