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Glacial refugia influence plant diversity patterns in the Mediterranean Basin
Aim The aims of this study were to assess the distribution of putative Mediterranean refugia of plants, to compare the locations of refugia and those of regional hotspots of plant biodiversity, andExpand
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Biodiversity Hotspots in the Mediterranean Basin: Setting Global Conservation Priorities
Due to the current species extinction crisis, there is an urgent need to identify the most threatened areas of exceptionally high biodiversity and rates of endemism (i.e., "hotspots"; Mittermeier etExpand
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Species attributes and invasion success by alien plants on Mediterranean islands
Summary 1 Species attributes have been used to explain invasion patterns assuming the prevalence of biological mechanisms, although this approach often suffers several methodological and conceptualExpand
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Local and regional assessments of the impacts of plant invaders on vegetation structure and soil properties of Mediterranean islands
Aims Although biological invasions occur throughout the world, and some invaders are widespread in many habitats, few studies on the ecological impact of invaders have examined multiple sites. WeExpand
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Ecological characteristics and rarity of endemic plants from southeast France and Corsica: Implications for biodiversity conservation
The analysis and comparison of endemic plants in southeast France (215 taxa representing 7.2% of the flora) and in Corsica (240 taxa, 11% of the flora) exhibit similar ecological preferences and lifeExpand
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Is the yellow-legged gull a superabundantbird species in the Mediterranean? Impacton fauna and flora, conservation measuresand research priorities
In the Mediterranean basin, the yellow-legged gull Larus cachinnans has undergone a widespread demographic increase for the past 30 years. Owing to its high ecological adaptability, its aggressiveExpand
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Comparison between classical and Bayesian methods to investigate the history of olive cultivars using SSR-polymorphisms
Olive cultivar origins are unknown. We attempted to use multivariate analyses and based Bayesian methods to look for sites of olive cultivar geographic origins. In this study, to establish theExpand
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From Mediterranean shores to central Saharan mountains: key phylogeographical insights from the genus Myrtus
Aim  The Mediterranean region is often regarded as a crossroads where species of various origins meet. However, the biogeographical relationships between this region and contiguous Saharan,Expand
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Ecological and historical factors affecting distribution pattern and richness of endemic plant species : the case of the Maritime and Ligurian Alps hotspot
The aim of this study was to test a method to locate all the foci, centres, and areas of endemism in a biodiversity hotspot in order to understand the influence of ecological and historical factorsExpand
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