Appennino centro-meridionale: Majella-Matese - Italy

Basic Information

Site Name: 

Appennino centro-meridionale: Majella-Matese

Site Code: 

LTER_EU_IT_022

Country (Site Location): 

Italy

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General 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.

UUID: 

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General Characteristics, Purpose, History

Site Status: 

existing

Year Established: 

2001

Size : 

1 300.00ha

Purpose of Site : 

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

Coordinates: 

Latitude: 41.810000000000
Longitude: 14.250000000000

Site Boundaries: 

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