Botanical Excursions in Moravia
The botanical guide was prepared for the 58th Annual Symposium of the International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS), held in Brno in the Czech Republic on 19–24 July 2015. After an introduction and a brief description of geography and biogeography of Moravia, 16 botanical sites discribed: 1 Žďár Hills, 2 Podyjí National Park, 3 Mohelno Serpentinite Steppe; 4 Krumlov-Rokytná Conglomerates, 5 Krumlov Wood, 6 Moravian Karst, 7 Pouzdřany Steppe and Kolby Wood, 8 Pavlov Hills, 9 Milovická stráň Nature Reserve, 10 Dyje floodplain near Lednice, 11 Dyje-Morava floodplain near Lanžhot, 12 Špidláky Nature Reserve, 13 Hodonínská Dúbrava Wood, 14 White Carpathian Mountains, 15 Hrubý Jeseník Mountains and 16 Botanical Garden of the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno). For each of the sites, a brief geographic and biogeographic description is given, usually followed by information on landscape history, nature conservation, vegetation and flora. A list of plant species is given for all sites. Illustrations include a map, photographs of landscape, remarkable vegetion types and plants. The book also includes a list of vegetation units mentioned in the text and an index of species photographs.