Anežka Holeštová's research while affiliated with Czech University of Life Sciences Prague and other places

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River valleys are considered natural corridors for migration of plant species; however, there is a lack of studies confirming higher colonisation rates of plant species in these areas. We compare plant species richness between ancient and recent forests (developed during and after the nineteenth century) and those located in a river valley with tho...
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Forest ecosystems are commonly characterised by a hierarchy of resources. During a disturbance of a forest community, increased light availability in the understorey can support competitive interactions at the expense of facilitation. This may overwhelm the role of belowground resource heterogeneity in maintaining species coexistence and so result...
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River valleys are considered natural corridors for migration of plant species, however, there is a lack of studies confirming higher colonisation rates of plant species in these areas. We compare plant species-richness between ancient and recent forests, and those located in a river valley with those located in the surrounding landscape. We hypothe...

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... The contrasting relationship between the SPI or TWI and the richness of all species and aliens observed in our study may offer valuable information for management decisions, as sustainable river management practices may simultaneously accomplish the protection of species-rich sites and the reduction of alien species. We have shown based on the SPI and TWI values that a natural flow regime with flooding-induced disturbance episodes represents a crucial step for promoting a successful recovery of ecological integrity and viability for riparian vegetation guilds, which might benefit from a high species colonization rate and rapid species migration along river corridors (Holeštová and Douda, 2022). ...
... Considering the competition for nutrients, the presence of multiple plants in a given volume of soil induces nutrient stress on a plant, as neighbors acquire limiting nutrients (Owen, Flynn, and Lines 2021;Douda et al. 2021;Rehling et al. 2021). Many weeds, being C4 plants, can impose a significant competition on crops, majority of which are C3. ...