Eduardo Fernández-Pascual

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Seed dormancy varies within species in response to climate, both in the long term (through ecotypes or clines) and in the short term (through the influence of the seed maturation environment). Disentangling both processes is crucial to understand plant adaptation to environmental changes. In this study, the local patterns of seed(More)
In temperate mountains, fens have been reported as relict habitats subject to geographical fragmentation and broad climatic gradients, but few studies have analyzed the influence of these factors on plant diversity. Here we investigate the effect of isolation on the vegetation diversity of rich fens (Caricion davallianae) in the mountains of the Iberian(More)
Calcareous fens are azonal habitats permanently saturated by groundwater. This is expected to have a buffer effect on soil temperature, alleviating climate changes and allowing plant communities to occupy diverse climatic regions. We analysed the extent of such buffering and its relation with a relevant plant trait, the seed germination niche breadth, along(More)
The seed germination niche partly determines adaptation, ecological breadth and geographic range in plant species. In temperate wetlands, environmental temperature is the chief regulator of germination timing, but the ecological significance of high and low temperatures during dormancy break and germination is still poorly understood. Our aim was to(More)
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