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By G. E. Hollis, A. C. Stevenson (auth.), Alain J. Crivelli, George Catsadorakis (eds.)

ISBN-10: 9401061793

ISBN-13: 9789401061797

ISBN-10: 9401151806

ISBN-13: 9789401151801

Lakes within the Balkans are quite a few, yet few of them were studied, or even fewer on a long term foundation. This booklet is the 1st on a lake of the Balkans because the monograph on Lake Ohrid (1956). it's a synthesis of our current wisdom at the ecology and functioning of the lake and its assets, with an emphasis on its endemism and at the administration had to defend its exact fauna and plant life. It additionally includes unique long term experiences on pelicans and fish. the objective readership is well-educated lay humans, conservationists (especially birdwatchers) and wetland scientists.

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63%). 8%) of hydrophytes-helophytes. According to the participation of each life form type the National Park flora is 40 classified in the bioclimatic zone of Hemicryptophytes, typical of the Central-European area. By comparison, the life form spectrum of the Prespa National Park is similar to those of Voras, Lailias and Vertiskos mountains of northern Greece. 79%. e. 32%). Conclusion The present day visitor of the National Park will have many difficulties in discovering its rare and beautiful wild flowers.

Conserv. 72: 311-320. , 1963. Carte Bioclimatique de la Region Mediteraneene. FAO/UNESCO, RomelParis, 2 sheets (1:5000000). , 1962. Supplementary soil report on the areas of Prespes, Prefecture of Florina. Land Reclamation Service, 8 pp. (In Greek). Mimeo. The Friends of Prespa. 1988. Remarks on the small hydroelectric project of Agios Germanos, Prespa, Florina Prefecture, 20 pp. Mimeo. Hollis, G. , H. Athanassiou, S. Bradford, G. Catsadorakis, A. J. Crivelli, R. Flower, A. P. Gerakis, B. Goldsmith, N.

The environment of the National Park is mainly defined by the existence of both the lacustrine and terrestrial ecosystems. The altitudinal range of the area is between the level of the lake (853 m asl) and the summit of Mt Varnous (peak Dikorpho, 2118 m), an altitudinal difference of more than 1250 m. The diverse micro-habitats with particular hydrological and climatic parameters, in combination with the long-standing geopolitical isolation of the area on the one hand, and with the eventful history and the general human impact of recent years, on the other, have contributed to the creation of a rich and diverse flora as well as to an impressively diverse vegetation.

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