Asociación española de fitosociología

Bioclimatic and phytosociological diagnosis of the species of the Nothofagus genus (Nothofagaceae) in South America

Autores:Francisco Javier Amigo Vázquez, Manuel Antonio Rodríguez Guitián
Fecha de envío: 2011-10-26 06:17:59

DOI: 10.5616/ijgr110001

Palabras clave: Argentina, boreal forests, Chile, mediterranean forests, temperate forests
Número: 1. Issue: 1. Páginas: 1-20.


The Nothofagus genus comprises 10 species recorded in the South American subcontinent. All are important tree-like species in the extratropical, Mediterranean, temperate and boreal forests of Chile and Argentina. This paper presents a summary of data on the phytocoenotical behaviour of these species and relates the plant communities to the measurable or inferable thermoclimatic and ombroclimatic conditions which affect them. Our aim is to update the phytosociological knowledge of the South American temperate forests and to assess their suitability as climatic bioindicators by analysing the behaviour of those species belonging to their most representative genus.

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