A phenological behavior of Mediterranean species growing in a Mediterranean-type climate was described by developing a phenological scale. The sensitivity of some Mediterranean species to climate manipulations was evaluated. Climate manipulations were conducted on a Mediterranean macchia ecosystem that include sclerophyll species. The increase of daily minimum temperature of air and soil observed at 20 cm height and at 10 cm depth in the warming treatment was approximately equal to 0.5°C relative to control.
Analysis of phenological behaviour of some mediterranean Shrub species in responses to warming and drought conditions / Cesaraccio, Carla; Pellizzaro, Grazia; Duce, Pierpaolo; Spano, Donatella. - (2004), pp. 95-101. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 16th Conference on Biometeorology and Aerobiology tenutosi a Vancouver, BC, can nel 2004.