Kralova hola - Slovakia

Basic Information
Site Name
Kralova hola
Short name
KraHo
Country
Slovakia
Site Manager
Keywords
aboveground biomass
Acid alpine and subalpine grassland
Decomposition: litter
nitrogen
open-top chambers
Tea bag
temperature manipulation
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.
Last modified
2019-12-16 02:12:10
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
existing
Year Established
2008
Purpose
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
Site established in 2008. The TeaComposition (global litter decomposition study) experiment was established in 2016.
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
Size
2.00ha
Elevation (average)
1850.00msl
Elevation (min)
1830.00msl
Elevation (max)
1860.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER Slovakia (LTER_EU_SK_009)This site is a verified "LTER Slovakia" member.
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