Interaction between Stipa tenacissima and Pinus halepensis: consequences for reforestation and the dynamics of grass steppes in semi-arid Mediterranean areas

@inproceedings{Gasque2004InteractionBS,
  title={Interaction between Stipa tenacissima and Pinus halepensis: consequences for reforestation and the dynamics of grass steppes in semi-arid Mediterranean areas},
  author={Marı́a Gasque and P Garcia-Fayos},
  year={2004}
}
Abstract Alpha or esparto grass ( Stipa tenacissima ) is a perennial tussock grass that coexists with Aleppo pines ( Pinus halepensis ) in semi-arid areas of southeast Spain and northern Africa where the pine is the tree most widely used in reforestation projects. Several authors have proposed that the improvement of soil characteristics by S. tenacissima in semi-arid slopes might be brought about in restoration programs by the introduction of shrubs and trees in these areas. In this paper we… CONTINUE READING
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