Riserva naturale Duna Feniglia, Orbetello
V. Ballerini & E. Biondi
Dipartimento di Biotecnologie Agrarie ed Ambientali, Università degli Studi di Ancona via Brecce Bianche, I-60132
Ancona; e-mail: email@example.com
Population dynamic of shrubby and pre-forestal formations in the umbro-marchiginno Apennines (central Italy). The aim of this research was to study some aspects of the dynamics of those populations that are the most active and dominant in the grassland-wood transition stages in the Central Apennines. The study concerned Spartium junceum and Fraxinus ornus populations and was carried out in permanent plots. These populations characterise the grassland-wood transition through the shrub and pre-wood stages.
Central Apennines, Fraxinus ornus, Italy, permanent plots, population dynamics, Spartium junceum