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Non‐native flora of Italy: Species distribution and threats
Abstract In this paper, we provide an overview of the distribution and invasive status of non‐native species in the Italian flora across its administrative regions, biogeographic regions and mainExpand
Land cover changes in an abandoned agricultural land in the Northern Apennine (Italy) between 1954 and 2008: Spatio-temporal dynamics
We report the spatio-temporal dynamics of land cover changes from 1954 to 2008 in a hilly mountainous area in the Italian northern Apennine, and ecological factors and processes associated with theseExpand
Microwave-Assisted Extraction and HPLC-UV-CD Determination of (S)-usnic Acid in Cladonia foliacea
A versatile microwave-assisted extractive (MAE) protocol, assisted by a design of experiment (DoE), to quantitatively recover (S)-UA was set up and resulted in a suitable protocol to produce (S-UA) from C. foliacea. Expand
Habitat conservation in Italy: the state of the art in the light of the first European Red List of Terrestrial and Freshwater Habitats
The importance of taking into account ecosystems, plant communities and habitats for the development of biodiversity conservation strategies is increasingly acknowledged. Recently, the first everExpand
Genetic differentiation, local adaptation and phenotypic plasticity in fragmented populations of a rare forest herb
The variation of phenotypic traits across sites was attributed to plastic response rather than local adaptation, indicating convergent selection. Expand
Network analysis of phenological units to detect important species in plant-pollinator assemblages: can it inform conservation strategies?
Using a network approach, a list of important plant and pollinator species are obtained, including three Network Hubs of utmost importance, and other hubs of particular biogeographical interest, to help to preserve the greatest number of interactions and thus support many other species. Expand
Impact of invasive alien plants on native plant communities and Natura 2000 habitats: State of the art, gap analysis and perspectives in Italy.
A large survey led by a task force of 49 contributors with expertise in vegetation across all the Italian administrative regions summed up the knowledge on impact mechanisms of invasive alien plants in Italy and their outcomes on plant communities and the EU habitats of Community Interest. Expand
Xylem anatomy of Robinia pseudoacacia L. and Quercus robur L. is differently affected by climate in a temperate alluvial forest
Xylem hydraulic traits of native Quercus robur are more sensitive to previous-summer drought than those of alien Robinia pseudoacacia. The latter modulates vessel traits and ring porosity to copeExpand