By F. Romane (ed.), J. Terradas (ed.)
Holm oak (Quercus ilex L.) forests and woodlands were regarded as a paradigm for Mediterranean terrestrial ecosystems. within the western a part of the Mediterranean Basin, those forests and woodlands occupy huge components and therefore play an important position within the panorama. a couple of examine tasks from the Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive (CEFE), the Centre de Recerca Ecologica i Aplicacions Forestals (CREAF), and from many different laboratories are at the moment targeting Q. ilex ecosystems, and a few difficulties have seemed relating not just easy wisdom but in addition administration points. as a result, the CEFE and the CREAF determined to together manage the workshop on Quercus ilex L. Ecosystems, which was once held in Montpellier and Barcelona in September 1990.
the current quantity involves a variety of papers provided throughout the workshop and different papers contributed after the workshop.
The papers are divided into 5 sections: Biogeography and background; constitution, productiveness and Dynamics; Water Relationships; Nutrient biking; and administration.
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Repandum, and C. ) (Fig. 5). g. Viburnum tinus, Hedera helix, Arbutus unedo and, in cooler habitats, flex aquifolium. Several of these old oak forests, where Quercus pubescens is present, have practically the same herbaceous stratum as mediterranean Quercus pubescens forests. The mountain-mediterranean units These belong to the Junipero thuriferae-Quercion rotundifoliae alliance, whose centre is in the High Atlas. Several associations have been described (Fig. 6): in the eastern High Atlas and Middle Atlas (region of Boulmane) on calcareous, marly and marly-calcareous substrata, between 1500 and 1900 m in cold to very cold semi-arid bioclimate in the upper Mediterranean 'eeage': the Buxo balearicae-Quercetum rotundifoliae (Barbero et al.
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