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Title: Vegetation series as a basis for habitats and species conservation: methodological aspects
Authors: Cano, Eusebio
Maria Musarella, Carmelo
Cano-Ortiz, Ana
Piñar Fuentes, José Carlos
Pinto-Gomes, Carlos
Keywords: conservation
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Botanique
Citation: Cano E., Musarella C., J.C. Piñar Fuentes & C. Pinto-Gomes 2016. Vegetation series as a basis for habitats and species conservation: methodological aspects. Botanique 1: 21.26.
Abstract: Vegetation series, defined as the sequence of stages in a sucession, and know as sigmetum (synassociation), describes the set of plant communities or stages that can be found in similar tesselar spaces as a result of the sucession process. This establishes the concept of vegetation series; a climatophilous series is one that depends on the climate, whereas an edaphoxerophilous series depends on the dryness of the soil, and is found on crests, spurs, ledges and limestone and siliceous rock fields. Edaphohygrophilous series are located in valleys, dry water courses and river terraces, and depend on the water present in the soil, which may become temporarily flooded and thus condition the temporihygrophilous series; they represent the transition between the clearly edaphohygrophilous and climatophilous series. The vegetation permaseries represents the perennial communities of permatesselae or similar permatesselar complexes, as occurs in polar territories, hyperdesert, high-mountain peaks, and non-stratified communities lacking in serial communities. The edaphoxerophilous series may include -in addition to the series head- permaseries (permanent communities) and other habitats, such as annual and crevice habitats. A territory behaves undergoes soil-loss phenomena it may become an edaphoseries, if the loss of the soil factor produces a situation of rocky crest. Thus the edaphoseries may act as dynamic transitional stage between the climatophilous series and the permaseries.
Type: article
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