Invited presentations

 

Introductory Talk:

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Papanastasis V.P., Arianoutsou M. & G. Lyrintzis.:  Management of biotic resources in ancient Greece.

 

Keynote Lectures:

Theme A

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Rundel P.W.:  Mediterranean-Climate Ecosystems:  Defining their Extent and Community Dominance.

Theme B - Conservation

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Cowling R.M., Ojeda F., Lamont B.B. & P.W. Rundel.:  Climate stability in Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems: implications for the evolution and conservation of biodiversity.

Theme B - Management

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Hobbs R.J.:  Ecosystem management and conservation - threats and opportunities in a changing world.

Common Session - MEDECOS  / Seed Ecology

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Bond W.: Seed Ecology: its Biogeographic and Ecological Relevance.

 

 

Oral presentations

 

Monday, April 26th

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Agenbag L., Esler K.J. & G.F. Midgley: Studies along an environmental gradient reveal how biome boundaries may respond to climate change
 

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Lloret F., Peňuelas J. Estiarte M. & R. Ogaya: Experimental evidences of climate change effects on plant recruitment in the Western Mediterranean Basin
 

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Alados C. L. & Pueyo Y.: Main processes regulating plant spatial patterns in Mediterranean ecosystems
 

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Kallimanis A.S., Vokou D., Halley J.M. & S. P. Sgardelis: The effect of scale on the recorded spatial patterns of woody plant species community in an altitudinal gradient on Mt. Holomontas
 

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Garnier E., Bellmann A., Navas M.-L., Roumet C. & G. Laurent: The Leaf-Height-Seed plant ecology strategy scheme as applied to species from a Mediterranean old-field succession

       

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Nathan R.: Integrating multiple components of long-term tree population dynamics: Pine expansion on Mt Pithulim
 

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Shoshany M. & E. Kelman: Spatial duality: relationships between fragmentation and shape in patch dynamics
 

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Mazor Sh., Svoray T& P. Bar (Kutiel): Modelling variations in patch plant composition and habitat heterogeneity using aerial photography and GIS
 

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Svoray T., Bar-Yamin Gancharski S., Bowman D. & Z. Henkin: Spatial patterns of herbaceous plant habitats in a basaltic environment: when ecology meets geology
 

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Swift Ch., Beedle J. & K. Ross: The importance of drought tolerance in structuring Mediterranean riparian plant communities
 

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Hope A.S., Tague C.L. & C.E. McMichael: Fire, land cover and climate change: impacts on river flows in shrubland catchments
 

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Pausas J.G. & J.I. Ramos: Landscape pattern, fire regime and vegetation dynamics - A modelling approach
 

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Kazanis D. & M. Arianoutsou: Factors determining low Mediterranean ecosystems resilience to fire: the case of Pinus halepensis forests
 

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Bonnet V. & Th.Tatoni: Ephemeral establishment of therophytic, ruderal and wind-dispersedspecies after fire (Marseille, France)

       

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Botha S., Bond W., & D. Euston-Brown: Influence of fire severity on fynbos recruitment with particular emphasis on seed size

 

 

 

Tuesday, April 27th

 

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Daitz L.D., Marais C., S.J. Bekker: Restructuring and responding to threats and opportunities for conservation in the Cape, South Africa

 

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Low A.B., Pond U., Gerrans L., Oelofse G., Benn G. & R. Knight: Conservation of an exceptional flora within a unique biodiversity network: the City of Cape Town, South Africa

 

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Krug C.B., Krug R.M., Iponga D.M., Walton B.A., Milton S.J., Newton I.P., Farley N. & N.N. Shiponeni: Restoration of west coast renosterveld: facilitating the return of a highly threatened vegetation type

 

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Krug R.M., Krug C.B., Farley N., Iponga D.M., Newton I., Shiponeni N.N., Walton B.A. & S.J. Milton: Reconstructing west coast renosterveld: past and present ecological processes in a Mediterranean shrubland of South Africa

 

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Troumbis A.: Experimental and theoretical approaches of the biodiversity - ecosystem function debate in MTEs (Last minute cancellation)

 

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Dimitrakopoulos P.G. & A.Y. Troumbis: Biodiversity, stability, and ecosystem functioning in experimental Mediterranean grassland communities

 

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Perevolotsky A.: Nature conservation in Mediterranean environments: the Israeli experience

 

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Pauw J.A., Hawkins & W.J. Bond: Reconstruction of a historical pollination landscape reveals the disruption of mutualisms in small conservation areas

 

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Groeneveld J. & N.J. Enright: A metapopulation model analysis for the fire-killed shrub, Banksia hookeriana, in southwestern Australia

 

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Armstrong P.: Impacts of fires occurring on rare Grevillea (Proteaceae) in southern Western Australia

 

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Rego F., S. Dias, S. Mesquita & F. Fernandes- Gonzalez: Hierarchical decomposition of plant diversity in “cork-oak agrosystems”: from habitats to landscapes

 

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Detsis V. & H. Briassoulis: Conserving biodiversity and combating desertification: achieving synergies

 

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Marquet P.A., Tognelli M., Barria I., Escobar M., Garin C. & P. Soublette: How well are Mediterranean ecosystems protected in Chile? Insights from gaps in the conservation of Chilean vertebrates

 

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Sfougaris A., Giannakopoulos A., Alivizatos C. & Weigelt C.: Conservation of a raptor in an intensively cultivated agroecosystem: the case of lesser kestrel (Falco naumanni) in Thessally plain, central Greece

 

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Haim A., Weiss D., Rosenberg B. & Y. Dagan: Human Impact on the Mediterranean ecosystem of Israel as reflected by amphibian species

 

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Henkin Z., Hadar L. & I. Noy-Meir: Effect of cattle and goat grazing on landscape features and human visual qualities in Northern Israel

 

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Ne’eman G., Schwartz-Tzachor, R. & A. Perevolotsky: The effect of cattle grazing on the Mediterranean geophyte Anemone coronaria L.

 

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Valladares F.: Global change and radiation in Mediterranean forest ecosystems: a meeting point for ecology and management

 

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Bar (Kutiel) P.: Landscape changes along the coastal sand dunes in Israel – dilemmas and challenges for conservation and management objectives

 

 

 

Thursday, April 29th

 

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Arianoutsou M.: Predicting the post-fire regeneration and resilience of Mediterranean plant communities

 

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Lamont B., Enright N., Groeneveld J. & T. He: Coping with fire in species-rich heathlands – Is there an optimum fireinterval for management? (Slides presentation)

 

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Tsitsoni T.K., Tsakaldimi M.N., Ganatsas P.P. & T.D. Zagas: Effect of post fire treatments on the natural regeneration of Pinus brutia in northern Greece

 

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Zagas T.D., Ganatsas P.P., Tsitsoni T.K. & M. Tsakaldimi: Thinning effect on stand structure of Holm oak stand in northern Greece 11.05-11.30 Coffee break

 

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Wardell-Johnson G. & M. Calver: Resolving historical sustainability in Western Australia’s jarrah forests

 

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Grant C., Koch J. & I. Colquhoun: Returning the botanical richness of the jarrah forest in restored bauxite mines in western Australia

 

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Koehler H., Heyser W. & R. Kesel: Field experiments to accelerate succession and improve Quercus ilex establishment with a renaturation technique (ReviTec®)

 

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Richardson D.M., Rouget M., Nel J.L. & L. Henderson: Invasive alien plants in South Africa: macroecological patterns, with special emphasis on the Cape Floristic Region

 

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Keeley J.E.: Invasive plants and fire management in California Mediterranean-climate ecosystems

 

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Dini-Papanastasi O.: Robinia pseudoacacia L.: a dangerous invasive or a useful multi purpose tree species in the Mediterranean environment?

 

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Hulme P.E.: The current threat to Mediterranean islands from invasive non-native plants

 

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Lloret, F., Lambdon P., Hulme P.E., Camarda I., Brundu G., & F. Médail: Local and regional abundance of exotic plant species on Mediterranean islands: species traits or island attributes?

 

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Brundu G., Camarda I., Hulme P.E., Vilá M., Troumbis A., Traveset A. & E. Moragues: Comparative analysis of the abundance and distribution of alien plants on Mediterranean islands

 

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Raquin A, Edwards-Jones, G. & Bardsley D.: Costs and benefits of invasive exotic plants in the Mediterranean

 

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Masseti M.: The post-Pleistocene non-volant terrestrial mammals of the Dodecanese archipelago. An example of the role of the biological invasion of allochthonous species in the homogenisation of island biodiversity (Slides presentation)

 

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Esler K.J. & Boucher C.: The potential impact of alien woody plant invasions and their control on alien seed banks in the western Cape, South Africa

 

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Stow D., Coulter L., Hamada Y., Lieberman A., Kaiser J., Jafolla J. & L. Hendricks: Airborne multispectral and hyperspectral imaging for management of invasive plants in southern California

 

 

 

Friday, April 30th

 

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Böhling Niels: Southern Aegean indicator values - Derivation, application and perspectives

 

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Reisman-Berman O., Kadmon R., Henkin Z. & Shachak M.: From seedling to landscape: an integrated study of spatio-temporal dynamics of Sarcopoterium spinosum

 

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Chambel M.R., Alia R. & J. Climent: Intra-specific variation of phenotypic plasticity for biomass allocation in Mediterranean pines

 

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Davis S.D., Pratt B., Ewers, F. & T.J. Bowen: Interactions between water stress and freezing regulates chaparral distribution patterns in coastal California

 

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Pratt R.B., McElwain K.A. & S.D. Davis: Relationship between life history type and resistance to xylem cavitation in California chaparral

 

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Petanidou Theodora: Temporal patterns of resource selection in plant-pollinator communities in the Mediterranean: what do they really tell us?

 

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Perez-Fernández M.A., Lamont B., Rodriguez-Echeverria S. & E. Calvo-Magro: Testing for promiscuity among legumes and rhizobia: an intercontinental comparison

 

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Stamou G.P., Papatheodorou E.M., Stamou G.V. & M.D. Argyropoulou: Using fuzzy systems to simulate population dynamics of Mediterranean arthropods

 

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Kaynas B.Y. & B. Gurkan: The changes of beetle community structure along a successional gradient in Pinus brutia ecosystem (Last minute cancellation)

 

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Anastasiou I. & A. Legakis: Differentiation of Coleoptera (Carabidae and Tenebrionidae) communities in Mediterranean-type ecosystems from mountainous areas in the Peloponnese, Greece

 

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Thanos C.A.: Bradychory - the coining of a new term

 

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Krauss S., T. He T., Lamont B., Miller B., Barrett L. & N. Enright: Short- and long-distance seed dispersal in a metapopulation of Banksia hookeriana (Proteaceae)

 

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Enright N., Johnson N., Lamont B. & B. Miller: Soil seedbanks in three contrasting high diversity Mediterranean-type shrublands from SW Australia

 

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Kigel J., Osem Y. & A. Perevolotsky: Similarity between seed-bank and ensuing vegetation is productivity dependent in a semi-arid Mediterranean annual plant community

 

 

 

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