Montagna di Torricchio - Italy

Basic Information
Site Name
Montagna di Torricchio
Short name
IT03-003-T
Country
Italy
Site Manager
Site Description
The protected area “Riserva Naturale Montagna di Torricchio” is a strict nature reserve and education since 1970, Biogenetic Reserve since 1979, State Nature Reserve since 1991 then it became part of the Nature 2000 network as SIC & ZPS. A part of the reserve is covered by mowing lawns, subjected to an orientated regime in order to maintain this type of semi-natural vegetation, otherwise destined to disappear through the processes of secondary succession. It cover 317 Ha and represents the typical landscape of the Central Apennines: 90 ha deciduous mountain forests (old beech and mixed woods); 220 ha dry grasslands (abandoned pastures with shrubs; Bromus erectus, Cytisus sessilifolius); 7 ha mesic grasslands (mowed and pastured meadows; Cynosurus cristatus). The Reserve is equipped with meteorological instrumentation for the detection of air/soil temperature and moisture and wind /rain gauge. It provides permanent plots and a field mountain hut. Various types of ecological investigations are carried out as flora and fauna inventory and monitoring; structure and dynamics of beech forest; population dynamics and secondary succession on xeric grasslands; plant diversity evaluation by estimation methods; structure and functions of mowed meadows, effects of extreme events.
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2020-06-29 10:06:55
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Geographic
Size
317.00ha
Elevation (average)
1260.00msl
Elevation (min)
820.00msl
Elevation (max)
1491.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
LTER Italia (Italy) (LTER_EU_IT_033)This site is a verified "LTER Italia (Italy)" member.
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