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||The impact of military training-related disturbances in Záhorie Military Training Area (Western Slovakia) on the Dragonflies diversity
||Šíblová Z., Lehotská B., Moyzeová M.
||1Institute of Landscape Ecology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
2Department of Ecology and Environmental Studies, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Nitra, Slovak Republic
3 Department of Environmental Ecology and Landscape Management, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
||The Záhorie Military Training Area (MTA) is characterized not only by the occurrence of rare xerothermic habitats on sand dunes but also by the presence of numerous wetland habitats. The aim of this study was to compare wetland habitats inside and outside MTA and observe whether they are affected by military training activities. For this purpose, we chose dragonflies (Odonata) as a model organism, whose different species composition and diversity can indicate different environmental influences. During the seasons 2017 and 2018, we determined a total of 31 species (1431 individuals) at 6 sites outside the MTA and 38 species (2099 individuals) at 6 sites inside the MTA. Data obtained by field odonatology research were evaluated and compared using the Shannon-Wiener index of diversity, equitability, species abundance, the presence and representation of species with high ecological value (e.g. Leucorrhinia pectoralis).
||Military training area (MTA), wetlands, Odonata, biodiversity, Borská nížina lowland
||Blanka Lehotská, Department of Environmental Ecology and Landscape Management, Faculty of Natural Sciences,
Comenius University in Bratislava, Ilkovičova 6, 842 15 Bratislava, Slovak Republic, e-mail: email@example.com