Kralova hola - Slovakia

Basic Information

Site Name: 

Kralova hola

Short name : 

KraHo

Country (Site Location): 

Slovakia

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General Site Description: 

Acid alpine grassland on a ridge extending westward from the summit of Mount Kralova Hola in Low Tatra Mountains, Slovakia. Vegetation at the site belong to the alliance Juncion trifidi and it is dominated by graminoid species, including Oreochloa disticha, Festuca supina and Agrostis rupestris, with lower cover of forb and dwarf shrub species.

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General Characteristics, Purpose, History

Site Status: 

existing

Year Site Established: 

2008

Size : 

2.00ha

Purpose of Site : 

Study of impact of increased nitrogen input and increased temperature to ecosystem of acid alpine grassland. The site consists from two sub-sites, each with 12 permanent plots. Global litter decomposition study: the site/plot consists from replicate areas without any treatments and threatened by nutrients addition.

History of Site: 

Site established in 2008. The TeaComposition (global litter decomposition study) experiment was established in 2016.

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Photos
  • Kralova hola - open-top chambers
    Kralova hola - open-top chambers
  • Kralova hola - open-top chambers
    Kralova hola - open-top chambers
  • Kralova hola - meteorological station
    Kralova hola - meteorological station
  • Kralova hola - open-top chambers
    Kralova hola - open-top chambers
  • Tea bags installation
    Tea bags installation
  • Kralova hola - tea bag experiment
    Kralova hola - tea bag experiment
  • Soil probe
    Soil probe
Geographic

Coordinates: 

Latitude: 48.887371000000
Longitude: 20.124834000000