DASS - DAtabase of Successional Seres

The Restoration Ecology Group has managed to put together a unique set of phytosociological relevés from 40 successional seres from different post-mining and other human-disturbed sites. The relevés are collected from a total of 31 authors and are located across the whole country. They contain important information about species composition, successional age and other environmental factors. So far, a total of 2,823 relevés with 1,022 recorded species are available. The database is continuously updated and scietific papers based on these data are gradually published.

For more information contact Lenka Šebelíková (lenuskasch@gmail.com), since the database administrator Kamila Vítovcová is on maternity leave.

Sere Location in the Czech Republic Number of samples Number of localities Age of stages [years] Data sources and References
           
Abandoned fields (S) Various parts 345 255 1–91 Osbornová et al. (1990); Prach et al. (2007); Jírová et al. (2012)
Acidic stone quarries (P) Central 135 135 1–86 Trnková et al. (2010)
Artificial fishponds islands and barriers (P/S) S 108 80 1–126 K. Prach, unpublished; V. Študent, unpublished; Rejmánek & Rejmánková (2002)
Bared bottom (P) NW and E 14 2 1–70 K.Prach, J.Chlumsky, unpublished
Basalt quarries (P) NW 440 440 1–80 J.Novák, unpublished; Novák & Prach (2003); Novák & Konvička (2006)
Burnt down forests (S) NW 52 52 1-168 M. Adámek, unpublished
Corridors of former iron curtain * (S) SW 146 146 7–35 Z. Špringar, P. Koštel, unpublished
Died forests after air pollution (S) NW 14 1 1–20 P.Pyšek, unpublished
Extracted peatlands (P) SW 267 267 1–100 Konvalinková & Prach (2010, 2014); Bastl et al. (2009)
Forest clearings (S) Central and N 99 99 1-107 P. Šmilauer, unpublished; P. Petřík, unpublished
Limestone quarries (P) C and E 184 159 1–70 L. Tichý, J. Sádlo, A. Bartošová, unpublished
Riverbars (P) NE and S 70 42 1–150 K. Prach, unpublished, Z. Vaněček, unpublished
Road verges (P/S) S 50 44 1–32 R.Litvin (2000), K.Prach, unpublished
Sand and gravel-sand pits (P) Various parts 233 233 1–75 Řehounková & Prach (2006, 2008, 2010)
Sedimentary basins (P) W and N 21 21 2–41 K. Prach, unpublished; Kovář (2004)
Spoil heaps from black coal mining I (P) Central 88 90 1–100 H. Dvořáková, unpublished; Prach et al. (2013)
Spoil heaps from black coal mining II (P) NE 170 182 1–75 T. Koutecký, K. Prach, unpublished
Spoil heaps from brown coal mining I (P) NW 106 101 1–45 Prach (1987); Hodačová & Prach (2003)
Spoil heaps from brown coal mining II (P) W 147 83 1–55 K. Prach, unpublished; O. Mudrák, unpublished; Frouz et al. (2008)
Spoil heaps from uranium mining (P) C 84 84 7–32 T. Dudíková, unpublished
Urban ruderals (S) W 36 3 1–12 A. Pyšek, unpublished

Character of the ongoing succession is given in parenthesis P - primary, S - secondary