Appennino centro-meridionale: Majella-Matese - Italy

Basic Information
Site Name
Appennino centro-meridionale: Majella-Matese
Short name
IT01-001-T
Country
Italy
Site Manager
Keywords
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Site Description
The site consists of “orographic islands” with high elevation vegetation in central Mediterranean basin, along the Apennines mountain range. Majella: 26 plots are in Majella National Park, 15 plots belonging to the world network GLORIA, placed along an elevation gradient between dwarf shrublands and tundra vegetation (2400-2700 m a.s.l.), 6 plots refer to the study of population biology of endangered taxa and other 5 plots, ranging from 2400 to 2600 m a.s.l., refer to soil monitoring. Matese: 10 plots in Matese mountains (1800-2000 m a.s.l.), included into the world network GLORIA, and characterised by high elevation grasslands.
Last modified
2020-06-29 10:06:55
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
2001
Purpose
In Majella National Park, monitoring activities include: soil micro-climate and air temperatures data, recorded hourly; vascular plants diversity and abundance data through the permanent plots of GLORIA project, recorded every 4-7 years; consistency and fructification rate of some subunits of populations of 5 targeted species, recorded yearly. Chemical and physical analysis of snow packs, recorded yearly. In Matese mountains, monitoring activities include: vascular plants diversity and abundance data in the permanent plots of GLORIA project, recorded every 4-7 years; soil micro-climate temperatures recorded hourly.
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Geographic
Size
1300.00ha
Elevation (average)
2400.00msl
Elevation (min)
2000.00msl
Elevation (max)
2794.00msl
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_022)This site is a verified "LTER Italia (Italy)" member.
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