Best management practices to face degraded territories occupied by Cistus ladanifer shrublands – Portugal case study

@article{Mendes2015BestMP,
  title={Best management practices to face degraded territories occupied by Cistus ladanifer shrublands – Portugal case study},
  author={Paula Mendes and Catarina I. R. Meireles and Carlos Vila-Viçosa and Carmelo Maria Musarella and Carlos J. Pinto-Gomes},
  journal={Plant Biosystems - An International Journal Dealing with all Aspects of Plant Biology},
  year={2015},
  volume={149},
  pages={494 - 502}
}
  • P. Mendes, C. Meireles, C. Pinto-Gomes
  • Published 4 May 2015
  • Environmental Science
  • Plant Biosystems - An International Journal Dealing with all Aspects of Plant Biology
Land degradation in the Mediterranean Basin is clearly connected to the resilience of perturbed ecosystems, contributing to land abandonment, recurrent fires and biodiversity loss, with the prevalence of secondary shrublands that tend to occupy large areas. This is the case of Cistus ladanifer shrublands, one of the most widespread shrub communities in the Iberian Peninsula and a poor, uniform and resilient system. Here, we analyse the impact of several management practices in the recovery of… 
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