A detailed assessment of a pasture’s functioning based on soil properties characterization, floristic composition, and ‘functional summary’ by evaluating competitor–stress tolerator–ruderal (CSR) strategies is provided for a doline in Central Italian Alps. A floristic survey was carried out at 35 sampling points, representative of the main topographic features, soil and vegetation types; the functional profile at the community level was evaluated by assessing for each species its Grime’s CSR strategy; each point was characterized through soil profiles and topsoil (0–10 cm) sampling; pH, soil organic carbon and total nitrogen, available P, soil humus fraction, root density, bulk density, water content, and available water capacity were determined. Our study showed i) a strong relationship between vegetation, soil properties, topography, and grazing; ii) a prevalence of stress-tolerant strategies; iii) the ability of plant strategy variation to reflect the ecological parameters; and iv) the vegetation potentiality to be an indicator of environmental spatial variability.
Ferre, C., Caccianiga, M., Zanzottera, M., & Comolli, R. (2020). Soil–plant interactions in a pasture of the Italian Alps. JOURNAL OF PLANT INTERACTIONS, 15(1), 39-49.
|Citazione:||Ferre, C., Caccianiga, M., Zanzottera, M., & Comolli, R. (2020). Soil–plant interactions in a pasture of the Italian Alps. JOURNAL OF PLANT INTERACTIONS, 15(1), 39-49.|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||No|
|Titolo:||Soil–plant interactions in a pasture of the Italian Alps|
|Autori:||Ferre, C; Caccianiga, M; Zanzottera, M; Comolli, R|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Rivista:||JOURNAL OF PLANT INTERACTIONS|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17429145.2020.1738570|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|