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The Power of potential natural vegetation (and of spatial-temporal scale): a response to Carrión & Fernández (2009)

Farris, Emmanuele and Filibeck, Goffredo and Marignani, Michela and Rosati, Leonardo (2010) The Power of potential natural vegetation (and of spatial-temporal scale): a response to Carrión & Fernández (2009). Journal of Biogeography, Vol. 37 (11), p. 2211-2213. eISSN 1365-2699. Article.

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2010.02323.x

Abstract

A commentary by Carrión & Fernández (Journal of Biogeography, 2009, 36, 2202–2203) compared Holocene pollen records with models of potential natural vegetation (PNV) proposed in the phytosociological literature and concluded that the predicted PNV resulted from anthropogenic disturbance. However, the authors misinterpreted PNV, leading to two serious flaws in their assumptions: (1) PNV is not defined as a pre-anthropic or climax plant community; and (2) PNV is not a concept restricted to the phytosociological method. Therefore we criticize the conclusions expressed in the commentary, and we stress the need for an interdisciplinary approach based on multi-temporal and multi-spatial scales to achieve a modern framework for the study of plant communities.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:5147
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Climax concept, ecological restoration, holocene vegetation, landscape dynamics, phytosociology, potential natural vegetation, secondary succession, vegetation classification, vegetation science
Subjects:Area 05 - Scienze biologiche > BIO/02 Botanica sistematica
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Scienze botaniche, ecologiche e geologiche
Publisher:Blackwell / Wiley
eISSN:1365-2699
Deposited On:02 Dec 2010 11:34

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