Anthropogenic transformation of bryoflora and moss cover of the Ukrainian Forest-Steppe

S. Gapon

V. G. Korolenko National Pedagogical University of Poltava
2, Ostrogradskyi St., Poltava 36003,Ukraine
gaponsv@mail.ru

The basic directions of transformation of bryoflora and moss cover of the Ukrainian Forest-Steppe are defined. There is a depletion of species composition, disappearance of some species, narrowing the area of distribution of mosses in the region of study, reduction their frequency occurrence and projective cover in the bryoflora. There is an enrichment of flora by synanthropic bryophytes. The changes of moss cover is in violation of its structure, depletion of associations and in transition to communities without ranks, from polyspecies to monospecies, formation of synanthropic bryocommunities.


Keywords: mosses, Ukrainian Forest-Steppe, bryocommunity, moss cover


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