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A Populational Model Of The Reproductive Behaviour Of Mediterranean Bushes: A Case Of Cistus Albidus L.

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECOSUD970371

Volume

22

Pages

9

Published

1997

Size

840 kb

Author(s)

Villacampa, Y., Uso, J.L., Vives & F., Lloret, M.

Abstract

The bushes constitute a basic species of the ground Mediterranean Ecosystem. Their role in the contribution of organic matter on the ground and prevention of erosion is well known. The Mariola model has been developed to study the behaviour of Mediterranean shrub species from the predictable climatic change. This paper presents a model, inside the context of the Mariola model, which deals with the reproductive phenomena of the phnerogamous plants germination, flowering, fruition and dispersion of seeds. A population submodel of the above mentioned process, and its validation, is offered by studying two different scenes, in normal conditions of the Mediterranean ecosystem and in a

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