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Plant Sociology 54 (1) S1 2017

pag. 3-3: Letter of the Guest Editor


Department of Life and Earth Science, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon

pag. 5-10: The relevance of genetic considerations to ensure effective forest restoration

M. Bozzano

EUFORGEN Coordinator, Bioversity International, via dei Tre Denari 472a, 00057 Maccarese, Fiumicino (RM), Italy

doi: 10.7338/pls2017541S1/01

pag. 11-18: Beech-wood restoration in the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park (central Apennines, Italy)

A.R. Frattaroli1, G. Pirone1, V. Di Cecco1, C. Console2, F. Contu3 & R. Mercurio3

1Department of Life Health and Environmental Sciences, University of L’Aquila, Via Vetoio Loc. Coppito, 67100 L’Aquila, Italy.

2Italian Carabinieri-Forest Corps, Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park, Loc. Fonte Cerreto, 67100 L’Aquila, Italy.

3Italian Society of Forest Restoration (SIRF), c/o Department of Agriculture, Forests, Nature and Energy (D.A.F.N.E.), Via S. Camillo de Lellis, 01100 Viterbo, Italy. doi: 10.7338/pls2017541S1/02

doi: 10.7338/pls2017541S1/02

pag. 19-27: Root adaptive management for improving plant quality and field performance under drought: experiences with native tree species from a South American Mediterranean-type ecosystem

J.F. Ovalle1, R. Ginocchio1,2, E.C. Arellano1,2 & P. Valenzuela2

1Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Center of Applied Ecology & Sustainability (CAPES-UC), Avenida Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins 340, Santiago, Chile.

2Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Facultad de Agronomía e Ingeniería Forestal, Departamento de Ecosistemas y Medio Ambiente, Avenida Vicuña Mackenna 4860, Santiago, Chile.

doi: 10.7338/pls2017541S1/03

pag. 29-32: Assessing the quality of seedlings in small-scale nurseries using morphological parameters and quality indicators to improve outplanting success

I. Touhami1, A. Khorchani1, M. Bougarradh2, M.T. Elaieb1 & A. Khaldi1

1Laboratory of Management and Valorization of Forest Resources, National Research Institute for Rural Engineering, Water and Forestry, INRGREF. BP 10, 2080, Ariana. University of Carthage, Tunisia.

2Faculté des Sciences de Tunis, Campus Universitaire 2092 - El Manar, Tunis.

doi: 10.7338/pls2017541S1/04

pag. 33-38: The impact rehabilitation of coastal ecosystems on floristic diversity: the case of the dunes of Korba (Tunisia)

W. Jaouadi1,2,3, K. Mechergui1 & S. Wellani4

1National Research Institute of Rural Engineering, Water and Forestry (INRGREF) Laboratory of Forest Ecology. BP. 10, Ariana, 2080, Tunisia.

2Coastal Protection and Planning Agency of Tunisia (APAL), Tunisia.

3The Sylvo-Pastoral Institute of Tabarka, 8110, Tabarka, Tunisia.

4General Directorate of Forest of Tunisia, Forest Service of Nabeul, Tunisia.

doi: 10.7338/pls2017541S1/05

pag. 39-45: Juniperus drupacea Labill. stands in Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve, a pilot study for management guidelines

B. Douaihy1, P. Tarraf2 & J. Stephan2

1Faculty of Science III - Department of Earth and Life Science, Lebanese University, Tripoli, Lebanon.

2Faculty of Science II - Department of Earth and Life Science, Lebanese University, Fanar, Lebanon.

doi: 10.7338/pls2017541S1/06

pag. 47-52: Riparian woody vegetation distribution along ecological gradients in an East Mediterranean stream

J. Stephan & D. Issa

Faculty of Science II- Department of Earth and Life Science, Lebanese University, Fanar, Lebanon

doi: 10.7338/pls2017541S1/07

pag. 53-59: Seed germination and conservation of two endemic species from Central Apennines (Italy)

V. Di Cecco1, M. Di Musciano1, L. Gratani2, R. Catoni2, L. Di Martino3 & A.R. Frattaroli3

1Department of Life Health and Environmental Sciences – University of L’Aquila, Via Vetoio Loc. Coppito – 67100 L’Aquila, Italy.

2Department of Environmental Biology. Sapienza University of Rome. P.le A. Moro, 5 - 00185 Rome, Italy.

3Majella Seed Bank, Majella National Park, loc. Colle Madonna – 66010 Lama dei Peligni (CH), Italy.

doi: 10.7338/pls2017541S1/08

pag. 61-71: Restoration against all odds: the case of coastal sand dunes in Ouzai

J. Sabra1, R. Imad1, H. Miri1, Y. Yehia1 & M.S. Al-Zein1,2

1Department of Landscape Design and Ecosystem Management, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El Solh 1107 2020, Beirut, Lebanon.

2Biology Department, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El Solh 1107 2020, Beirut, Lebanon.

doi: 10.7338/pls2017541S1/09

pag. 73-84: Results of the Providune project: restoration of the “Coastal dunes with Juniperus spp.” priority habitat in Sardinia

M.S. Pinna1, G. Bacchetta1,2, M. Orrù1, D. Cogoni1, A. Sanna3, G. Fenu1,4

1Centre for the Conservation of Biodiversity (CCB), Department of Environment and Life Science (DISVA), University of Cagliari, v.le Sant'Ignazio da Laconi, 11-13, I-09123, Cagliari, Italy.

2Hortus Botanicus Karalitanus (HBK), University of Cagliari, v.le Sant'Ignazio da Laconi, 9-11, I-09123, Cagliari, Italy.

3Coastal protection office, Environment Sector, Province of Cagliari, via Cadello 9/b I-09121, Cagliari, Italy. 4Department of Environmental Biology, "Sapienza" University of Rome, Piazzale A. Moro 5, I-00185 Rome, Italy.

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pag. 85-95: The LIFE+ project “RES MARIS - Recovering Endangered habitatS in the Capo Carbonara MARIne area, Sardinia”: first results

S. Acunto1, G. Bacchetta2,3, A. Bordigoni4, N. Cadoni5, M.F. Cinti5, M. Duràn Navarro2, F. Frau5, L. Lentini6, M.G. Liggi4, V. Masala5, F. Meloni2, R. Pinna4, L. Podda2 & A. Sanna4

1OIKOS - Environmental Investigations in Aquatic Ecosystems ", Via di Tiglio 811, 55012 Capannori (LU), Italy.

2Centre for the Conservation of Biodiversity (CCB), Life and Environmental Sciences Department, University of Cagliari, Viale S. Ignazio da Laconi 11-13, 09123 Cagliari, Italy.

3Hortus Botanicus Karalitanus (HBK), University of Cagliari, Viale S. Ignazio da Laconi 9-11, 09123 Cagliari – Italy

4Metropolitan City of Cagliari, Via Diego Cadello 9b, 09121 Cagliari, Italy.

5Municipality of Villasimius - Marine Protected Area Capo Carbonara, Villasimius (CA) Piazza Gramsci 1, 09049 Villasimius (Cagliari), Italy.

6TECLA, Association for the local and European transregional cooperation, Via Palestro, 30, 00185 Rome, Italy.

doi: 10.7338/pls2017541S1/11

pag. 97-102: Mimicking natural processes on urban dunes

J. Lascurain

Consultora SGM sl, Roger de Llúria, 118-6é -08037 Barcelona, Spain.

doi: 10.7338/pls2017541S1/12

pag. 103-110: Bridging nature and human priorities in ecological rehabilitation projects - a show case from Mediterranean environment - Qattine, Lebanon

J. Fenianos1,4, C. Khater2, J. Viglione3, D. Brouillet4

1ASE - SARL - Jdeideh - Lebanon.

2Center for Remote Sensing - National Council for Scientific Research Lebanon. Bir Hassan - BP 11-8281 Riad El Solh, Beirut - Lebanon.

3EcoMed - Tour Méditerranée - 65, av. Jules Cantini - 13298 MARSEILLE cedex 20 - France.

4University Paul Valéry, Laboratoire Epsylon, Montpellier, 34199 - France.

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pag. 111-118: Adaptive forest landscape restoration as a contribution to more resilient ecosystems in the Shouf Biosphere Reserve (Lebanon)

N. Hani1, P. Regato2, R. Colomer2, M. Pagliani2, M. Bouwadi1, Z. Zeineddine1

1Al-Shoulf Cedar Society, Park House – Maasser el Shouf – Shouf Region – Lebanon.

2Independent Consultants, Madrid, Spain.

doi: 10.7338/pls2017541S1/14