Seasonal physiognomical changes of a landscape from a botanical viewpoint, shown for the limestone areas in the vicinity of Gottingen. Part 2: Synthetical landscape phenology

2016 | journal article. A publication with affiliation to the University of Göttingen.

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​Seasonal physiognomical changes of a landscape from a botanical viewpoint, shown for the limestone areas in the vicinity of Gottingen. Part 2: Synthetical landscape phenology​
Dierschke, H.​ (2016) 
TUEXENIA,(36) pp. 271​-286​.​

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Dierschke, Hartmut
Abstract
In the first part 12 geophenophases were described for. the first time, to demonstrate the phenological landscape change during the year. Phases 1-9 were defined by the beginning of flowering of phenological species groups. In this second part some quantitative features for colour spectra are presented. The evaluation is based on 520 species of flowering plants of the examined landscape. They have been assigned to the colour groups yellow white red blue and into the group with inconspicuous and green flowers. The number of flowering species shows an increase until high summer (phase 8: 261 flowering species), followed by a distinct decrease. Yellow- and white-flowering species have the highest values in all phases. Special attention is given to short-time and long-time flowering plants. All species have been assigned to five newly defined aspect values (1-5), according to their significance for landscape colour aspects. The addition of these values for every geophenophase results in absolute and relative landscape aspect diagrams. Dominant colours in all phases 1-9 are yellow and white. Red shows an increase in summer. At the end the relevance of colour landscape spectra for humans and animals is discussed.
Issue Date
2016
Status
published
Publisher
Floristisch-soziologischen Arbeitsgemeinschaft E V
Journal
TUEXENIA 
ISSN
0722-494X

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