Parietaria judaica flowering phenology, pollen production, viability and atmospheric circulation, and expansive ability in the urban environment: impacts of environmental factors

@article{Fotiou2011ParietariaJF,
  title={Parietaria judaica flowering phenology, pollen production, viability and atmospheric circulation, and expansive ability in the urban environment: impacts of environmental factors},
  author={Christina Fotiou and Athanasios Damialis and Nikolaos Krigas and John Maxwell Halley and D. Vokou},
  journal={International Journal of Biometeorology},
  year={2011},
  volume={55},
  pages={35-50}
}
Parietaria judaica (Urticaceae) grows abundantly in urban areas of the Mediterranean region. Its pollen is a major allergy source. We studied the species’ distribution and abundance in and around Thessaloniki (Greece), pollen production and pollen season. We also examined how urban pollution affects pollen viability. Our ultimate goal was to obtain an estimate of the species’ performance and ability to expand under different environmental conditions related to climate change. We mapped P… 

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