Abiotic factors influencing the occurrence of Salicornia europaea in West Estonia

Piotr Hulisz, Tiina Elvisto, Mirosław T. Karasiewicz, Agnieszka Piernik

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/v10090-011-0017-4

Abstract


The occurrence of Salicornia europaea in Western Estonia (Kassari and Topu bays) is the result of complex processes occurring in the Baltic coastal zone and conditioned by such abiotic factors as topography, lithology, hydrogeology and climate. This is reflected by very high salinity level of groundwater and soils.

Keywords


Baltic Sea; Salicornia europaea; salt marshes; seawater; soil salinity

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