publication . Conference object . Research . 2016

The influence of boundary features on grassland-edge communities of Alta Murgia

Cassano, Stefania; Alignier, Audrey; Forte, Luigi; Labadessa, Rocco; Mairota, Paola;
Open Access English
  • Published: 30 Aug 2016
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Country: France
Many studies suggest the importance of boundary features on plant community dynamics. Our aim was to investigate the influence of boundary features on edge plant assemblages in semi-natural dry grasslands. For this purpose we selected 16 grassland edges in the central portion of the Natura 2000 site Murgia Alta, in southeastern Italy. These sites were selected according to a combination of boundary features, i.e. the adjoining land use type (road or cereal crop), slope (grassland tilted towards matrix or flat) and stonewall (occurring or not). Within each site, cover value of vascular plant species was sampled along 0.5x2.5m linear plot. A correspondence analysi...
free text keywords: [SDE.BE]Environmental Sciences/Biodiversity and Ecology, Biodiversité et Ecologie, Biodiversity and Ecology, pratique de gestion des prairies
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