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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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Changes and disturbances of forest ecosystems caused by human activities in the western part of the mediterranean basin
The development of socio-economic activity over the past ten years in the Mediterranean region has induced severe changes in the main natural forest ecosystems. In the northern Mediterranean, ruralExpand
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Biogeography, ecology and history of Mediterranean Quercus ilex ecosystems
Quercus ilex sensu lato plays an important role in Western Mediterranean ecosystems, but is poorly developed in the Eastern Mediterranean where it is often replaced by Quercus calliprinos.
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