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The helminth community of the Mediterranean mouse, Mus spretus, in a post-fire regenerated Mediterranean ecosystem

–35 [6] Fuentes, M. V., Sainz, S., Galan-Puchades, M. T. (2005): The helminth community of the common shrew in a post-fire regenerated Mediterranean ecosystem. Helminthologia, 42: 31–34 [7] Fuentes, M. V., Sainz-Elipe, S., Galan-Puchades, M. T. (2006): Comparative analysis of the helminth community of the common shrew, Crocidura russula, of three western Mediterranean enclaves and the inland of the Iberian Peninsula. Res. Rev. Parasitol., 65, in press [8] Galan-Puchades, M. T., Fuentes, M. V., Cerezuela, A. M., Fons

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Protected Areas and Overuse in the Context of Socio-Natural Changes: An Interdisciplinary French Case Study


This article provides an interdisciplinary analysis of the notion of overuse in natural areas. Based on the case of the French Calanques massif (located along the Mediterranean coast between Marseilles and Cassis), sociology and biology combine their analyses to examine the social processes behind the increasingly widespread use of natural areas and the ecological consequences thereof. The data are comprised of interdisciplinary research based on eighty semi-structured interviews conducted on-site and 330 telephone survey questionnaires. We critically analyse of the notion of overuse and underscore the socio-economic, cultural and ideological weight it carries in the context of socio-natural change; this calls into question the relevance of the ancient nature/culture dichotomy. Drawing on theoretical tools from environmental sociology, this article also provides some perspectives for natural area managers.

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Impacts of thinning of a Mediterranean oak forest on soil properties influencing water infiltration


In Mediterranean ecosystems, special attention needs to be paid to forest–water relationships due to water scarcity. In this context, Adaptive Forest Management (AFM) has the objective to establish how forest resources have to be managed with regards to the efficient use of water, which needs maintaining healthy soil properties even after disturbance. The main objective of this investigation was to understand the effect of one of the AFM methods, namely forest thinning, on soil hydraulic properties. At this aim, soil hydraulic characterization was performed on two contiguous Mediterranean oak forest plots, one of them thinned to reduce the forest density from 861 to 414 tree per ha. Three years after the intervention, thinning had not affected soil water permeability of the studied plots. Both ponding and tension infiltration runs yielded not significantly different saturated, Ks, and unsaturated, K −20, hydraulic conductivity values at the thinned and control plots. Therefore, thinning had no an adverse effect on vertical water fluxes at the soil surface. Mean Ks values estimated with the ponded ring infiltrometer were two orders of magnitude higher than K −20 values estimated with the minidisk infiltrometer, revealing probably soil structure with macropores and fractures. The input of hydrophobic organic matter, as a consequence of the addition of plant residues after the thinning treatment, resulted in slight differences in terms of both water drop penetration time, WDPT, and the index of water repellency, R, between thinned and control plots. Soil water repellency only affected unsaturated soil hydraulic conductivity measurements. Moreover, K −20 values showed a negative correlation with both WDPT and R, whereas Ks values did not, revealing that the soil hydrophobic behavior has no impact on saturated hydraulic conductivity.

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Early post-fire changes in Pinus brutia forests (Amanos Mountains, Turkey)

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The helminth infracommunities of the wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus) two years after the fire in Mediterranean forests

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Is there a host sex bias in intestinal nematode parasitism of the yellow-necked mouse (Apodemus flavicollis) at Obedska bara pond, Serbia?

uentes , M.V., S áez , S., T relis , M., G alán -P uchades , M.T., E steban , J.G. (2004): The helminth community of the wood mouse, Apodemus sylvaticus , in the Sierra Espuña, Murcia, Spain. J. Helminthol., 78 (3): 219 – 223. DOI: 10.1079/joh2003226 F uentes , M.V., S ainz -E lipe , S., G alán -P uchades , M.T. (2007): Ecological study of the wood mouse helminth community in a burned Mediterranean ecosystem in regeneration five years after a wildfire. Acta Parasitol. , 52 (4): 403 – 413. DOI: 10.2478/s11686-007-0056-6 F uentes , M.V., S ainz -E lipe

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Environmental Monitoring Supported by Aerial Photography – a Case Study of the Burnt Down Bugac Juniper Forest, Hungary

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Forest fires in Dalmatia

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Biological and biochemical properties in evaluation of forest soil quality

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Influence of Global Weather Conditions on Timing of the Spring Migration of Birds in the Kaniv Nature Reserve (Central Ukraine)

–1014. Gordo, O., Barriocanal, C., Robson, D. 2011. Ecological Impacts of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) in Mediterranean Ecosystems. In : Pozo-Vazquez, D., Santos-Alamillos, F. J., Lara-Fanego, V., Ruiz-Arias, J. A., Tovar-Pescador, J., eds. Hydrological, Socioeconomic and Ecological Impacts of the North Atlantic Oscillation in the Mediterranean Region . Advances in Global Change Research , 46 , 153–170. Gordo, O., Brotons, L., Ferrer, X., Comas, P. 2005. Do changes in climate patterns in wintering areas affect the timing of the spring arrival of trans

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