By Erika Pignatti, Sandro Pignatti, Philip Isenberg

The panorama and plants of the Dolomites have features which are very specific. a few 2300 species stay right here, a few 5th of the vegetation in Europe as a complete. This ebook depicts what the plant conceal of the Dolomites consists of, the way it was once shaped, and what destiny evolution may possibly deliver. the information awarded is predicated at the authors’ mixed botanical study, which is composed of millions of surveys through the complete sector of the Dolomites.

To clarify the crops, 106 plant groups are defined in specific datasheets. organic, geological, climatic and physical-chemical parameters are given for every plant neighborhood, together with an outline of the habitat, the indicator species, the floristic composition, distribution, conservation, and alteration dangers, in addition to a distribution map and a photograph of the organization. The institutions are grouped into habitats, corresponding to the human habitat, normal forests and meadows at the valley flooring, the coniferous wooded area belt, screes, alpine plants on granite, porphyry, and volcanic rock, in addition to on dolomite and limestones. In ultimate, the authors make a case for utilizing the clinical info supplied within the e-book for the conservation of the Dolomites, the history of all humanity.

Additional in-depth research should be offered within the supplementary volumes “Plant lifetime of the Dolomites: crops Tables” and “Plant lifetime of the Dolomites: Atlas of Flora.”

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And this aspect, the continuous dynamics compared with fixity, reveals to what extent research activities in the fields of flora and fauna may differ from each other. Nevertheless, in both cases the subject remains the same: the living thing. It is thus clear that what is concerned are not differences regarding the essence 8 of the life phenomenon, which remains fundamentally unitary in both plants and animals, but rather merely our own different capacity to perceive how life carries on in one case or the other.

Chemical Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Soil Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Forms of Humus in Forest Soils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elevational Distribution and Relationships with the Series of Vegetation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bioindication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Independent Variables, Feedback, and Passage to Complexity . .

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