Study ID 270

Experimental evidence of reduced diversity of seedlings due to climate modification in a Mediterranean-type community.

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Realm: Terrestrial
Climate: Temperate
Biome: Mediterranean forests, woodlands and scrubs
Central latitude: 41.300000
Central longitude: 1.900000
Duration: 4 years, from 1999 to 2002

76 records

19 distinct species

Across the time series Argyrolobium zanonii is the most frequently occurring species

Citation(s):

Lloret, F., Peñuelas, J. & Estiarte, M. (2004) Experimental evidence of reduced diversity of seedlings due to climate modification in a Mediterranean-type community. Global Change Biology, 10, 248–258. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2004.00725.x.

Methods

Field study that meaured community change over 4 years in control along with temperature and drought treatments (only included control site measurements). Recorded. from emergence to death. all emerging seedlings belonging to woody. perennial species in eight randomly selected quadrats (400cm2: 20 X 20 cm2) permanently sited in the same place in each stand. Recorded. from emergence to death. all emerging seedlings belonging to woody. perennial species in eight randomly selected quadrats (400cm2: 20 X 20 cm2) permanently sited in the same place in each stand. Unit of abundance = DensitySqM, Unit of biomass = NA