Species richness and similarity of vascular plants in the Spanish dehesas at two spatial scales

Roig Gómez, Sonia and García Del Barrio, Jose Manuel and Alonso Ponce, Rafael and Benavides, Raquel (2014). Species richness and similarity of vascular plants in the Spanish dehesas at two spatial scales. "Forest Systems", v. 23 (n. 1); pp. 111-119. ISSN 2171-5068. https://doi.org/10.5424/fs/2014231-04521.

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Title: Species richness and similarity of vascular plants in the Spanish dehesas at two spatial scales
Author/s:
  • Roig Gómez, Sonia
  • García Del Barrio, Jose Manuel
  • Alonso Ponce, Rafael
  • Benavides, Raquel
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Forest Systems
Date: 2014
ISSN: 2171-5068
Volume: 23
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Montes (UPM)
Department: Silvopascicultura [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Aims of study: The goals of this paper are to summarize and to compare plant species richness and floristic similarity at two spatial scales; mesohabitat (normal, eutrophic, and oligotrophic dehesas) and dehesa habitat; and to establish guidelines for conserving species diversity in dehesas. Area of study: We considered four dehesa sites in the western Peninsular Spain, located along a climatic and biogeographic gradient from north to south. Main results: Average alpha richness for mesohabitats was 75.6 species, and average alpha richness for dehesa sites was 146.3. Gamma richness assessed for the overall dehesa habitat was 340.0 species. The species richness figures of normal dehesa mesohabitat were significantly lesser than of the eutrophic mesohabitat and lesser than the oligotrophic mesohabitat too. No significant differences were found for species richness among dehesa sites. We have found more dissimilarity at local scale (mesohabitat) than at regional scale (habitat). Finally, the results of the similarity assessment between dehesa sites reflected both climatic and biogeographic gradients. Research highlights: An effective conservation of dehesas must take into account local and regional conditions all along their distribution range for ensuring the conservation of the main vascular plant species assemblages as well as the associated fauna

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Item ID: 28933
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/28933/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:28933
DOI: 10.5424/fs/2014231-04521
Official URL: http://revistas.inia.es/index.php/fs/article/view/4521
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 17 Jul 2014 11:26
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019 10:02
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