Field investigation carried out by the Sicilian botanists in the last 20 years enabled them to identify eight habitat types of high bio-geographic and conservation interest, neglected by the Directive 92/43, which deserve ad hoc conservation measures. For each of these habitats, a syntaxonomic interpretation of the corresponding plant communities, their main ecological, physiognomic and syndynamic traits and a list of diagnostic species are provided. Their classification into the macrotypes listed in the Annex I of the Directive 92/43 and the respective correspondence in EUNIS habitat classification are proposed. The habitats here described integrate those already proposed by the Italian Botanical Society, with the hope of an adequate recognition at national at supranational level.

Relevant habitats neglected by the Directive 92/43 EEC: The contribution of Vegetation Science for their reappraisal in Sicily

Spampinato G.;
2021-01-01

Abstract

Field investigation carried out by the Sicilian botanists in the last 20 years enabled them to identify eight habitat types of high bio-geographic and conservation interest, neglected by the Directive 92/43, which deserve ad hoc conservation measures. For each of these habitats, a syntaxonomic interpretation of the corresponding plant communities, their main ecological, physiognomic and syndynamic traits and a list of diagnostic species are provided. Their classification into the macrotypes listed in the Annex I of the Directive 92/43 and the respective correspondence in EUNIS habitat classification are proposed. The habitats here described integrate those already proposed by the Italian Botanical Society, with the hope of an adequate recognition at national at supranational level.
Habitat Directive, Natura 2000, Nature conservation, Sicily
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