Kopaonik National Park - Serbia

Basic Information
Site Name
Kopaonik National Park
Short name
Kopaonik National Park
Country
Serbia
Site Manager
Funding Agency
Keywords
Coniferous woodland
forest cover
forest disturbance
forest dynamics
forest ecology
Site Description
Kopaonik is the largest and the longest mountain range in Serbia located in its central part. It is proclaimed a national park in 1981. The observatory site in Kopaonik is located in strictly protected spruce forest, on the lower distribution of spruce zone on the border zone with beach forest. The mountain is characterized by alternating climate conditions; from warmer sub-mediterranean climate in the lowest part of the mountain to cold subalpine climate in high elevation areas. Vertical profile of the mountain with different climate zones and geological diversity resulted in high habitat diversity. The largest part of the area is covered by climatologically adapted mixed deciduous and coniferous forest having obvious zonal transition. A large number of endemic and relict plant species makes Kopaonik one of the most significant biodiversity centers in Serbia. Main threats to the area besides soil erosion present logging, deforestation and tourism.
Last modified
2020-06-29 10:06:32
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Geographic
Size
100.00ha
Elevation (average)
1302.00msl
Elevation (min)
1200.00msl
Elevation (max)
1400.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
LTER Serbia (LTER_EU_RS_008)This site is a verified "LTER Serbia" member.
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