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dc.contributor.authorGarzón Machado, Víctor
dc.contributor.authorGonzález Mancebo, Juana María 
dc.contributor.authorPalomares-Martínez, A.
dc.contributor.authorAcevedo Rodríguez, A.
dc.contributor.authorFernández-Palacios, José María 
dc.contributor.authorArco Aguilar, Marcelino José del 
dc.contributor.authorPérez de Paz, Pedro Luis 
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-17T09:05:07Z
dc.date.available2020-02-17T09:05:07Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.urihttp://riull.ull.es/xmlui/handle/915/18346
dc.description.abstractWe studied the effects of herbivores on populations of four endemic legume species in pine forests in Caldera de Taburiente National Park on La Palma, Canary Islands. Seeds of these species were sown in control and herbivore-exclusion plots. Over the subsequent 4-years period, we assessed the effects of herbivores by counting the number of individual plants that emerged and by following their growth. We assessed growth over time using three plant-size categories. For these four species, we conclude that the presence of herbivores, including barbary sheep (Ammotragus lervia), goat (Capra hircus) and European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), exerts a strong negative effect on plant establishment. We suggest that the paucity of understory plant species in the pine forests of the Canary Islands may be strongly correlated with the presence of introduced herbivores in this region. We propose urgent conservation measures, such as large fenced areas, control activities and the most effective measure, eradication.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipOrganismo Autónomo de Parques Nacionaleses_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipMinisterio de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marinoes_ES
dc.language.isoenes_ES
dc.publisherElsevier BVes_ES
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBiological Conservation, Vol. 143, N. 11, 2010;
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internacional*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.titleStrong negative effect of alien herbivores on endemic legumes of the Canary pine forestes_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.biocon.2010.07.012
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccesses_ES
dc.subject.keywordHerbivoryes_ES
dc.subject.keywordEndemic plantses_ES
dc.subject.keywordPinus canariensises_ES
dc.subject.keywordNational Parkes_ES
dc.subject.keywordConservationes_ES
dc.subject.keywordIntroduced specieses_ES
dc.subject.keywordplantas endémicases_ES
dc.subject.keywordParque Nacionales_ES
dc.subject.keywordConservaciónes_ES
dc.subject.keywordespecies introducidases_ES
dc.type.hasVersioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersiones_ES


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