Nomenclature: Tutinetal. (1964–1980).
Variation in Greek phrygana vegetation in relation to soil and climate
Article first published online: 24 FEB 2009
1994 IAVS - the International Association of Vegetation Science
Journal of Vegetation Science
Volume 5, Issue 3, pages 355–360, June 1994
How to Cite
Diamantopoulos, J., Pirintsos, S.A., Margaris, N.S. and Stamou, G.P. (1994), Variation in Greek phrygana vegetation in relation to soil and climate. Journal of Vegetation Science, 5: 355–360. doi: 10.2307/3235859
- Issue published online: 24 FEB 2009
- Article first published online: 24 FEB 2009
- Received 15 March 1993; Revision received 1 March 1994; Accepted 15 March 1994.
- Canonical Correspondence Analysis;
- Dwarf shrub;
Abstract. Variation in species composition and community structure in nine Greek phrygana (dwarf-shrub) sites was related to soil and climate variables by using Canonical Correspondence Analysis. The distribution of the Greek phrygana communities appeared to be related to soil rather than to climate.
It is postulated that human action has eliminated the original variability related to climate factors in western Greek ecosystems; as a result, phrygana communities in this part of Greece are the result of human impact.