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The ongoing naturalisation of Eucalyptus spp. in the Mediterranean Basin: new threats to native species and habitats

Badalamenti, Emilio ; Cusimano, D. ; Mantia, Tommaso La ; Pasta, Salvatore ; Romano, S. ; Troia, Angelo ; Ilardi, V.

In: Australian Forestry, 2018, vol. 81, no. 4, p. 239–249

The genus Eucalyptus has been widely introduced into many regions of the world outside its native range and has become invasive in some Mediterranean biomes (e.g. in southern Africa and California). In the Mediterranean Basin and Europe, eucalypts were introduced at the end of the 18th century. However, natural regeneration events in these regions are recent in time and limited in terms of...

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The alien vascular flora of Linosa (Pelagie Islands, Strait of Sicily): update and management proposals

Pasta, Salvatore ; Ardenghi, Nicola M. G. ; Badalamenti, Emilio ; Mantia, Tommaso La ; Console, Salvatore Livreri ; Parolo, Gilberto

In: Willdenowia, 2017, vol. 47, no. 2, p. 135–144

This paper provides an up-to-date overview of the naturalized alien plants of Linosa (Pelagie Archipelago, Sicily), which includes 83 taxa and accounts for 29 % of the total island's flora. Among these plants, 6 are invasive, 49 are naturalized and 28 are casual. With respect to previous available data, our field investigations resulted in the addition of 31 new xenophytes (21 casual and 10...

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Holocene vegetation and fire history of the mountains of Northern Sicily (Italy)

Tinner, Willy ; Vescovi, Elisa ; Leeuwen, Jacqueline F. N. van ; Colombaroli, Daniele ; Henne, Paul D. ; Kaltenrieder, Petra ; Morales-Molino, César ; Beffa, Giorgia ; Gnaegi, Bettina ; Knaap, W. O. van der ; Mantia, Tommaso La ; Pasta, Salvatore

In: Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 2016, vol. 25, no. 5, p. 499–519

Knowledge about vegetation and fire history of the mountains of Northern Sicily is scanty. We analysed five sites to fill this gap and used terrestrial plant macrofossils to establish robust radiocarbon chronologies. Palynological records from Gorgo Tondo, Gorgo Lungo, Marcato Cixé, Urgo Pietra Giordano and Gorgo Pollicino show that under natural or near natural conditions, deciduous forests...