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New handbook for standardised measurement of plant functional traits worldwide
Plant functional traits are the features (morphological, physiological, phenological) that represent ecological strategies and determine how plants respond to environmental factors, affect otherExpand
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TRY – a global database of plant traits
Plant traits – the morphological, anatomical, physiological, biochemical and phenological characteristics of plants and their organs – determine how primary producers respond to environmentalExpand
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Are wildfires a disaster in the Mediterranean basin? – A review
Evolutionary and paleoecological studies suggest that fires are natural in the Mediterranean basin. However, the important increase in the number of fires and area burned during the 20th century hasExpand
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Fire in Mediterranean Ecosystems: Ecology, Evolution and Management
Part I. Introduction: 1. Mediterranean-type climate (MTC) ecosystems and fire 2. Fire and the fire regime framework 3. Fire related plant traits Part II. Regional Patterns: 4. Fire in theExpand
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Fire as an evolutionary pressure shaping plant traits.
Traits, such as resprouting, serotiny and germination by heat and smoke, are adaptive in fire-prone environments. However, plants are not adapted to fire per se but to fire regimes. Species can beExpand
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Changes in Fire and Climate in the Eastern Iberian Peninsula (Mediterranean Basin)
Fire is a dominant ecological factor in Mediterranean ecosystems, and changes in the fire regime can have important consequences for the stability of our landscapes. In this framework I askedExpand
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Fire regime changes in the Western Mediterranean Basin: from fuel-limited to drought-driven fire regime
Wildfires are an integral part of Mediterranean ecosystems; humans impact on landscapes imply changes in fuel amount and continuity, and thus in fire regime. We tested the hypothesis that fire regimeExpand
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Mediterranean cork oak savannas require human use to sustain biodiversity and ecosystem services
Mediterranean cork oak savannas, which are found only in southwestern Europe and northwestern Africa, are ecosystems of high socioeconomic and conservation value. Characterized by sparse tree coverExpand
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PLANT FUNCTIONAL TRAITS IN RELATION TO FIRE IN CROWN-FIRE ECOSYSTEMS
Disturbance is a dominant factor in many ecosystems, and the disturbance regime is likely to change over the next decades in response to land-use changes and global warming. We assume thatExpand
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Patterns of plant species richness in relation to different environments: An appraisal
We review patterns of plant species richness with respect to variables related to resource availability and vari- ables that have direct physiological impact on plant growth or resource availability.Expand
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