Giovanbattista Domenico de Dato

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In arid and semiarid shrubland ecosystems of the Mediterranean basin, soil moisture is a key factor controlling biogeochemical cycles and the release of CO2 via soil respiration. This is influenced by increasing temperatures. We manipulated the microclimate in a Mediterranean shrubland to increase the soil and air night-time temperatures and to reduce water(More)
Soil respiration (SR) is a major component of the global carbon cycle and plays a fundamental role in ecosystem feedback to climate change. Empirical modelling is an essential tool for predicting ecosystem responses to environmental change, and also provides important data for calibrating and corroborating process-based models. In this study, we evaluated(More)
In the Mediterranean basin, Tamarix spp. constitute important populations along rivers and sea coasts, and might be primarily subjected to water level fluctuations and salinization, as a consequence of global climate change. Here, we analyze leaf gas exchange and xylem anatomy during a water level decrease below the soil surface after short-term flooding(More)
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