Vegetatio

, Volume 94, Issue 2, pp 177–189

The snow-bed vegetation in the Northern Apennines

  • M. Tomaselli
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Abstract

The snow-bed vegetation in the Northern Apennines was studied by the Braun-Blanquet method. The phytosociological relevés were classified by numerical methods. Four main vegetation types were identified: Salicetum herbaceae, community of Carex foetida, Poo-Cerastietum cerastioidis and Oligotricho-Gnaphalietum supini. The latter was described as a new association. The vegetation types were ecologically characterized by an indirect gradient analysis based on principal component analysis. The results were interpreted by means of: i) geomorphological observations, ii) soil profiles, iii) measurements of the length of the snow-free period.

Keywords

Comparison with the Alps Indirect gradient analysis Northern Apennines Numerical syntaxonomy Salicetea herbaceae Soil profiles Vegetation and geomorphology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Tomaselli
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  1. 1.Department of Evolutionary BiologyUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

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