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Authors Sciandrello, S; Tomaselli, V
Author Full Name Sciandrello, Saverio; Tomaselli, Valeria
Title Coastal salt-marshes plant communities of the Salicornietea fruticosae class in Apulia (Italy)
Source BIOLOGIA
Language English
Document Type Article
Author Keywords Halocnemum strobilaceum communities; Saliconietea fruticosae; cluster analysis; salt marshes; ordination; vegetation; Apulia
Keywords Plus VEGETATION; WETLANDS; COVER
Abstract An overview of the salt-marsh herbland and scrub vegetation belonging to the class Salicornietea fruticosae Br.-Bl. et Tx. ex A. Bols y Vayreda 1950 in Apulia is presented. Data available from literature have been supplemented with original relev,s performed in different locations of the Apulia region. On the basis of a total of 297 relev,s, fifteen communities have been defined, according to the traditional phytosociological system based on dominant and/or diagnostic taxa. For comparison purposes, the salt-marsh vegetation has been classified using numerical methods. The results obtained show that most of the clusters correspond to specific associations, and confirm the division into vegetation alliances and orders. Numerical analysis also allowed us to assign the proper allocation of some associations and plant communities drawn from literature. Five alliances, with plant communities characterized by specific ecological features, have been discriminated: Sarcocornion alpini and Arthrocnemion glauci (lower marshes), Salicornion fruticosae (middle marshes), Inulion crithmoidis and Suaedion brevofoliae (upper marshes). In addition, during the field work, a population of Halocnemum strobilaceum (Arthrocnemo-Halocnemetum strobilacei), new record for the Apulia region, has been found.
Author Address [Sciandrello, Saverio] Univ Catania, Dept Biol Geol & Environm Sci, I-95125 Catania, Italy; [Tomaselli, Valeria] CNR, Inst Plant Genet, I-70126 Bari, Italy
Reprint Address Sciandrello, S (reprint author), Univ Catania, Dept Biol Geol & Environm Sci, Via A Longo 18, I-95125 Catania, Italy.
E-mail Address sciandrello.s@hotmail.it; valeria.tomaselli@igv.cnr.it
ResearcherID Number Tomaselli, Valeria/AAB-8920-2019; Sciandrello, Saverio/M-6924-2015
ORCID Number Tomaselli, Valeria/0000-0001-9121-9558; Sciandrello, Saverio/0000-0003-1132-5698
Times Cited 11
Total Times Cited Count (WoS, BCI, and CSCD) 15
Publisher DE GRUYTER OPEN LTD
Publisher City WARSAW
Publisher Address SOLIPSKA 14A-1, 02-482 WARSAW, POLAND
ISSN 0006-3088
29-Character Source Abbreviation BIOLOGIA
ISO Source Abbreviation Biologia
Publication Date JAN
Year Published 2014
Volume 69
Issue 1
Beginning Page 53
Ending Page 69
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.2478/s11756-013-0283-2
Page Count 17
Web of Science Category Biology
Subject Category Life Sciences & Biomedicine - Other Topics
Document Delivery Number 253JP
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000327081400007
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