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dc.contributor.authorCorona, Piermaria-
dc.contributor.authorPasta, Salvatore-
dc.contributor.authorGiardina, Giovanni-
dc.contributor.authorLa Mantia, Tommaso-
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-06T08:22:10Z-
dc.date.available2013-02-06T08:22:10Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationCorona, P. et al. 2012. Assessing the biomass of shrubs typical of Mediterranean pre-forest communities. "Plant Biosystems" 146 (2): 252-257it
dc.identifier.issn1126-3504-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2067/2337-
dc.descriptionL'articolo è disponibile sul sito dell'editore http://www.tandfonline.comit
dc.description.abstractOne of the most outstanding issues of current environmental research is the need of reliable assessments of carbon stock (i.e. above-ground (a.g.) and below-ground biomass, deadwood, litter, and organic soil matter) within forest ecosystems. Although shrub vegetation plays an important role in accumulating carbon in many Mediterranean environments, there is still very little knowledge on the carbon they store. In this article, we analyze the a.g. carbon stock of several Mediterranean shrubby communities in Sicily (Italy), dominated by Pistacia lentiscus, Chamaerops humilis, Euphorbia dendroides and Spartium junceum. Plant samples for each species were selected, and morphometric attributes (height, crown diameter, diameter at breast height, etc.) were measured to establish models for estimating a.g. biomass. Dendrometric data were also used to support the assessment of shrub biomass at community level by coupling them with the coverage of the considered woody species estimated from several hundreds of phytosociological releve´s carried out on pre-forest Sicilian communities. Although the results of such an approach have to be considered as rough assessments, the trial proves interesting, given the lack of information on stand biomass of pre-forest vegetation within the Mediterraean region.it
dc.language.isoenit
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisit
dc.subjectPistacia lentiscusit
dc.subjectChamaerops humilisit
dc.subjectEuphorbia dendroidesit
dc.subjectSpartium junceumit
dc.subjectShrub inventoryit
dc.titleAssessing the biomass of shrubs typical of Mediterranean pre-forest communitiesit
dc.typearticleit
dc.identifier.doidx.doi.org/10.1080/11263504.2011.593200-
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