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Kamenolom Vyšný

Ecological stability and the related information system (ÚSES)

Non-natural habitats contribute to enhancing the ecological stability of the landscape. They provide a host of species and have a positive impact on species diversity in their surroundings as well. They can also provide a number of ecosystem services, such as contributing to water retention in the countryside, or providing shelter for natural predators of insect pests, thus reducing damage to farmers. Ecological stability is the ability of the ecosystem to withstand interference and equilibrium. The ecological stability of the community is related to its total species richness. There are also examples of very resistant, species-poor communities. Among them we can count, for example, reeds or species of beech woods on patches of acidic soil. However, if we look at environmental stability on a larger scale, that is to say on the scale of the landscape, it can generally be said that a country with more types of communities is more stable than the less diverse landscape. Nevertheless, the desired state remains to preserve as much as possible the highest biodiversity of communities.

ÚSES The information system works in total with 3 component elements – bio-centres, bio-corridors and interaction elements. In biocentres, they allow the long-term survival of a large part of our living organisms.

Ecological features of the site Vyšný quarry has a very high geomorphological diversity. Areas with a diverse substrate and a different vegetation cover provide a wide range of habitats for fungi, plant life and wildlife. Today, quarry is a functional biocentre of local importance.

GPS position

N 48° 49.910', E 14° 17.632'