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The Vegetation of the Iberian Peninsula (2-Volume Set)

By: Javier Loidi(Editor)
1316 pages, 427 colour & 66 b/w photos and illustrations, tables
Publisher: Springer Nature
The Vegetation of the Iberian Peninsula (2-Volume Set)
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  • The Vegetation of the Iberian Peninsula (2-Volume Set) ISBN: 9783319561400 Hardback Oct 2017 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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The Vegetation of the Iberian Peninsula (2-Volume Set)

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With contributions by 70 Spanish and Portuguese flora and vegetation experts, The Vegetation of the Iberian Peninsula offers an updated and comprehensive synthesis of the plant communities of the Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands.

It is divided into two volumes, the first of which addresses the general history, geography, bioclimatology, flora, vegetation dynamics and biogeography of the area. It also provides a detailed description of the vegetation of 9 territorial sectors of the central and northern half of the area by selected regional experts. In the second volume, a first section describes the vegetation of the remaining 5 sectors, while a second section examines particular features of coasts, high mountains, aquatic environments, gypsum and dolomite areas, invasive plants, biodiversity and human-shaped landscapes. It is a valuable resource for scientists as all the basic information is offered for research documenting purposes, for conservationists as it is framed within the Habitat Directive typology, and for anyone interested in the terrestrial ecosystems of that part of the world.


Volume 1

Part 1. General Conditions
1. Introduction to the Iberian Peninsula, General Features: Geography, Geology, Name, Brief History, Land use and Conservation (Javier Loidi)
2. Bioclimatology of the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands (Salvador Rivas-Martinez, Angel Penas, Sara del Rio, Tomas E. Diaz Gonzalez and Salvador Rivas-Saenz)
3. Dynamism in Vegetation: Vegetation Changes on a Short Time Scale (Javier Loidi
4. The Iberian Vascular Flora: Richness, Endemicity and Distribution Patterns (Carlos Aedo, Antoni Buira, Leopoldo Medina and Marta Fernandez-Albert)
5. Biogeographic Units of the Iberian Peninsula and Baelaric Islands to District Level: A Concise Synopsis (Salvador Rivas-Martinez. Angel Penas, Tomas E. Diaz Gonzalez, Paloma Canto, Sara del Rio, Jose Carlos Costa, Luis Herrero and Joaquin Molero)

Part 2. Description of the Vegetation of the Territories
6. The Lowlands and Midlands of Northwestern Atlantic Iberia (Javier Amigo, Manuel Antonio Rodriguez-Guitian, Joao Jose Pradinho Honrado and Paulo Alves).-
7. The High Mountain Area of Northwestern Spain: The Cantabrian Range, The Galician-Leonese Mountains and the Bierzo Trench (Tomas E. Diaz Gonzalez and Angel Penas).-
8. The Pyrenees (Josep M Ninot, Empar Carrillo and Albert Ferre).-
9. Tras-Os-Montes and Beira Alta (Carlos Aguiar and Carlos Vila-Vicosa).-
10. The Duero Basin (Angel Penas, Sara del Rio, Luis Herrero and Miguel Ladero).-
11. The Iberian Ranges and Highlands (Manuel Peinado, Juan Luis Aguirre and Alejandro Aparicio).-
12. The Ebro Basin (Javier Loidi).-
13. The Sistema Central (Central Range) (Daniel Sanchez-Mata, Rosario Gavilan and Vicenta de la Fuente).-
14. The Coastal Levantine Area (Pilar Soriano and Manuel Costa)

Volume 2

Part 1. Description of the Vegetation of the Territories
1. The Balearic Islands (Leonardo Llorens and Lorenzo Gil)
2. Lusitania (Dalila Espirito-Santo, Jorge Capelo, Carlos Neto, Carlos Pinto-Gomes, Silvia Ribeiro, Ricardo Quinto Canas and Jose Carlos Costa)
3. La Mancha (Federico Fernandez-Gonzalez, Guillermo Crespo, Jesus Rojo and Rosa Perez-Badia)
4. Betica and Southwest Andalusia (Joaquin Molero and Jose Miguel Marfil)
5. The Arid Southeast (Francisco Alcaraz)

Part 2. Special Features
6. The Edaphism: Gypsum, Dolomite and Serpentine Flora and Vegetation (Juan Mota, Juan Antonio Garrido-Becerra, Encarna Merlo, Jose Miguel Medina-Cazorla and Pedro Sanchez-Gomez)
7. Aquatic and Wetland Vegetation (Jose Antonio Molina)
8. Coastal Vegetation (Alfredo Asensi and Blanca Diez Garretas)
9. The High Mountain Flora and Vegetation (Javier Loidi, Idoia Biurrun, Itziar Garcia-Mijangos, Gonzalo Garcia-Baquero, Mercedes Herrera and Juan Antonio Campos)
10. Patterns of Vegetation Cover Shaping the Cultural Landscapes in the Iberian Peninsula (Antonio Gomez Sal)
11. Alien Plants and Their influence on Vegetation (Mercedes Herrera, Juan Antonio Campos and Elias D. Dana)
12. Biodiversity Conservation: Habitats and Plant Communities (Jesus Izco)
13. The Plot-Based Databases of the Iberian Vegetation (Xavier Font, Laura Balcells and Berta Mora)

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