Abstract: Mediterranean agro-silvo-pastoral systems play a key role in view of the positive contribution that they could offer to a sustainable development of European agriculture. The knowledge of the vegetation dynamics and of the processes and land uses favoring different vegetation types related to the same actual potential natural vegetation (PNV) could represent a sound reference framework for monitoring and managing plant biodiversity in these systems. The aim of the research was to evaluate plant diversity along a gradient of use intensity comparing the actual vegetation versus the PNV. The results of our research showed that in the studied Mediterranean agro-silvo-pastoral system, included in the same environmental unit, human activities enhanced plant biodiversity. Moreover, the case study presented here confirmed the effectiveness of those landscape approaches comparing actual vegetation versus the PNV for plant biodiversity monitoring and reinforced previous studies showing the effect of human activities on plant community diversity at the environmental unit scale in different biogeographical contexts.

Traditional land uses enhanced plant biodiversity in a Mediterranean agro-silvo-pastoral system / Bagella, Simonetta; Caria, Maria Carmela; Farris, Emmanuele; Rossetti, Ivo; Filigheddu, Rossella Speranza. - In: PLANT BIOSYSTEMS. - ISSN 1724-5575. - 150:2(2016), pp. 201-207. [10.1080/11263504.2014.943319]

Traditional land uses enhanced plant biodiversity in a Mediterranean agro-silvo-pastoral system

BAGELLA, Simonetta
;
CARIA, Maria Carmela;FARRIS, Emmanuele;ROSSETTI, Ivo;FILIGHEDDU, Rossella Speranza
2016-01-01

Abstract

Abstract: Mediterranean agro-silvo-pastoral systems play a key role in view of the positive contribution that they could offer to a sustainable development of European agriculture. The knowledge of the vegetation dynamics and of the processes and land uses favoring different vegetation types related to the same actual potential natural vegetation (PNV) could represent a sound reference framework for monitoring and managing plant biodiversity in these systems. The aim of the research was to evaluate plant diversity along a gradient of use intensity comparing the actual vegetation versus the PNV. The results of our research showed that in the studied Mediterranean agro-silvo-pastoral system, included in the same environmental unit, human activities enhanced plant biodiversity. Moreover, the case study presented here confirmed the effectiveness of those landscape approaches comparing actual vegetation versus the PNV for plant biodiversity monitoring and reinforced previous studies showing the effect of human activities on plant community diversity at the environmental unit scale in different biogeographical contexts.
2016
Traditional land uses enhanced plant biodiversity in a Mediterranean agro-silvo-pastoral system / Bagella, Simonetta; Caria, Maria Carmela; Farris, Emmanuele; Rossetti, Ivo; Filigheddu, Rossella Speranza. - In: PLANT BIOSYSTEMS. - ISSN 1724-5575. - 150:2(2016), pp. 201-207. [10.1080/11263504.2014.943319]
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