Rodna Mountains alpine zone - Romania
Rodna Mountains alpine zone
Acid alpine and subalpine grassland
The site is located in the Eastern Carpathians (Romania). The predominant ecosystems are grasslands located above tree line, dominated by Carex curvula, Juncus trifidus (alpine zone) and Nardus stricta, Festuca airoides (subalpine zone). The site consists of monitoring points in subalpine and alpine meadows across the whole range of the Rodna Mountains.
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Long-term inventory of above tree line grasslands, included in two monitoring facilities: 'TeaComposition initiative' (since 2016), and 'Opening new avenues to model the dynamics of species assemblages by integrating ecology and evolution' (ODYSSEE; since 2014). The purpose is to monitor ecosystem properties (vegetation composition and structure), tea bag decomposition, biomass, soil properties, microclimate.
Affiliation and Network Specific Information