Ecological regions or ecoregions derive from ecological classification of land and represent broad and discrete ecologically homogeneous areas within which natural communities and species interact with the physical elements of the environment. The aim of this paper is to define the ecoregions of Italy, southern Europe, based on a robust methodological process for classification and mapping. The ecoregions of Italy comprise 2 Divisions, 7 Provinces, 11 Sections, and 33 Subsections and constitute the first comprehensive ecological classification of the country that integrates accurate and updated cartographies and knowledges on climate, vegetation, land units, and biogeography. This classification has the strenght to be adopted as a proper framework for ecological modelling, biodiversity conservation policies, and sustainable territorial planning at the national and subnational level.

Classification and mapping of the ecoregions of Italy / Blasi, Carlo; Capotorti, Giulia; Copiz, Riccardo; Domenico, Guida; Mollo, Barbara; Smiraglia, Daniela; Zavattero, Laura. - In: PLANT BIOSYSTEMS. - ISSN 1126-3504. - STAMPA. - 148:(2014), pp. 1255-1345. [10.1080/11263504.2014.985756]

Classification and mapping of the ecoregions of Italy

BLASI, Carlo;CAPOTORTI, Giulia;COPIZ, RICCARDO;MOLLO, BARBARA;SMIRAGLIA, Daniela;ZAVATTERO, LAURA
2014

Abstract

Ecological regions or ecoregions derive from ecological classification of land and represent broad and discrete ecologically homogeneous areas within which natural communities and species interact with the physical elements of the environment. The aim of this paper is to define the ecoregions of Italy, southern Europe, based on a robust methodological process for classification and mapping. The ecoregions of Italy comprise 2 Divisions, 7 Provinces, 11 Sections, and 33 Subsections and constitute the first comprehensive ecological classification of the country that integrates accurate and updated cartographies and knowledges on climate, vegetation, land units, and biogeography. This classification has the strenght to be adopted as a proper framework for ecological modelling, biodiversity conservation policies, and sustainable territorial planning at the national and subnational level.
2014
bioclimate; biogeography; ecological land units; ecological mapping; physiography; potential natural vegetation
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Classification and mapping of the ecoregions of Italy / Blasi, Carlo; Capotorti, Giulia; Copiz, Riccardo; Domenico, Guida; Mollo, Barbara; Smiraglia, Daniela; Zavattero, Laura. - In: PLANT BIOSYSTEMS. - ISSN 1126-3504. - STAMPA. - 148:(2014), pp. 1255-1345. [10.1080/11263504.2014.985756]
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