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Do vegetation patch spatial patterns disrupt the spatial organization of plant species?
Year:2009
Research Areas
  • Botany
Information
Abstract
Thelong-range spatial autocorrelationwasevaluated based on the dispersal abilities of the species.Among the 106 species evaluated, 39%of thewoody species, 17% of the forbs, and 12% of the grasses exhibited disrupted long-range spatial autocorrelation where patches were small. The species that are more vulnerable to the effects of fragmentation tended to be those that have restricted dispersal, such as those that have short-range ispersal (atelechoric), e.g., Phlomis purpurea, Cistus albidus, Teucrium pseudochamaepytis, Brachypodium retusum, and the ballistic species, Genista spartioides. Helianthemumalmeriense is another vulnerable species that has actively restricted dispersal (antitelechory), which is common in arid regions. Wind dispersers such as Launaea lanifera were less vulnerable to the effects of fragmentation. Long-distance dispersers whose persistence depends on facilitative interactions with other individuals, e.g., allogamous species such as Thymus hyemalis, Ballota hirsuta, and Anthyllis cytisoides, exhibit disrupted long-range spatial autocorrelation when patch size is reduced
International
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JCR
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Title
Ecological Complexity
ISBN
1476-945X
Impact factor JCR
1,455
Impact info
Volume
6
10.1016/j.ecocom.2008.10.015
Journal number
0
From page
197
To page
207
Month
ENERO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Felipe Martinez Garcia (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Historia y dinámica del paisaje vegetal
  • Departamento: Silvopascicultura
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