Bruno Paura

Bruno Paura
Università degli Studi del Molise | Università del Molise · Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Sciences

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Edible flowers are becoming an essential component of people’s nutrition in the Mediterranean basin. In the last decades, many researchers also have focused their attention on the nutritional composition of the edible flowers, as well as their antioxidant and antimicrobial properties, including studies on their safety issues. Despite the growing in...
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A tool for urban forest Ecosystem services (ES) and disservices (ED) assessment has been developed to visualize (i) overall ES and ED value, (ii) ES–ED trade-off and (iii) explore principal influences in ES and ED provision. The Real Bosco di Capodimonte (RBC) (Naples, Southern Italy) has been chosen as a case study. ES and ED linked to urban fores...
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The Lateglacial (14,700–11,700 cal BP) is a key climate period marked by rapid but contrasted changes in the Northern Hemisphere. Indeed, regional climate differences have been evidenced during the Lateglacial in Europe and the Northern Mediterranean areas. However, past climate patterns are still debated since temperature and precipitation changes...
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A new locality of Sternbergia colchiciflora from Latium (Capranica Prenestina, Monte Cerella) is reported.
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In this contribution, new data concerning the distribution of native vascular flora in Italy are presented. It includes new records, confirmations, and exclusions to the Italian administrative regions. Nomenclatural and distribution updates, published elsewhere, and corrigenda are provided as Suppl. material 1.
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In this contribution, new data concerning the distribution of vascular flora alien to Italy are presented. It includes new records, confirmations, exclusions, and status changes for Italy or for Italian administrative regions. Nomenclatural and distribution updates published elsewhere are provided as Suppl. material 1.
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Background and aims – The research aim was to investigate the relation between large-scale geographic factors and the functional structure of the herbaceous layer of calcareous beech forests in the Apennines, managed as high forest. Material and methods – We selected 163 plots (20 × 20 m), ranging from Central to South Italy, using a random stratif...
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In 1766, the agricultural scientist Giovanni Targioni Tozzetti described for the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, the wild and cultivated plant species that could be used, in times of famine, to increase the quantity of flour or vegetable mass in bread making. These wild plants can be defined as wild edible plants (WEPs) or “alimurgic species”, a concept us...
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Nowadays, anthropic pressures are continuously transforming the landscape mosaic, leading to issues related to habitat fragmentation and the loss of ecosystem functions. In this study, a landscape-change analysis over the 1990–2018 timeframe of the case study area of Metropolitan City of Naples (MCN) (southern Italy) was performed to evaluate trend...
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Lipophilic antioxidants are essential components, which have been pointed as bioactive beneficial for human health. This study aimed at evaluating the effect of domestic cooking (boiling, steaming) on the main carotenoids (lutein and β-carotene) and tocols in four different green leafy vegetables: Sonchus asper L. Hill, Sonchus oleraceus L., Spinac...
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Despite the large number of data published in Italy on WEPs, there is no database providing a complete knowledge framework. Hence the need to design a database of the Italian alimurgic flora: AlimurgITA. Only strictly alimurgic taxa were chosen, excluding casual alien and cultivated ones. The collected data come from an archive of 358 texts (books...
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Three wild edible plant species belonging to the Asteraceae family, Crepis vesicaria L. (s.l.), Sonchus asper (L.) Hill s.l., and Sonchus oleraceus L., usually consumed in the Mediterranean diet, were tested for their nutritional composition and content of carotenoids, tocols, thiamine and riboflavin. Low amounts of thiamine and riboflavin were fou...
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Invasive alien plants are a major threat to biodiversity and they contribute to the unfavourable conservation status of habitats of interest to the European Community. In order to favour implementation of European Union Regulation no. 1143/2014 on invasive alien species, the Italian Society of Vegetation Science carried out a large survey led by a...
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Micropropagation has the advantage of genetic homogeneity and reduces difficulties related to obtaining pathogen-free plant material. However, some plant species present challenging problems when used for in vitro culture. This research work dealt with the micropropagation of Quercus pubescens Willd. with the aim of enhancing the percentage prolife...
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This study provides a first step toward the knowledge of the alien-dominated and co-dominated plant communities present in Italy. The first ever checklist of the alien phytocoenoses described or reported in literature for the Italian territory has been compiled, produced by data-mining in national and local thematic literature. The resulting vegeta...
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Italy sandy coasts are characterized by a great diversity of habitats and, at the same time, many of these coastal stretches are in erosive condition. The causes of erosion are represented by multiple factors essentially geomorphological but to which today others of a climatic change can be added. These are linked to the intensification of extreme...
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Italy is among the European countries with the greatest plant diversity due to both a great environmental heterogeneity and a long history of man-environment interactions. Trait-based approaches to ecological studies have developed greatly over recent decades worldwide, although several issues concerning the relationships between plant functional t...
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We applied an integrated phytoremediation system by inoculation of rhizosphere microbes on an area of 2,000 m² that was contaminated by heavy metals. Hybrid poplar (Populus deltoids × Populus nigra) and willow (Salix purpurea subsp. lambertiana) were planted on four parcels of 500 m². Of these, two parcels were inoculated with an autochthonous cons...
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The conservation of semi-natural habitats represents a primary challenge for European nature conservation due to their great species diversity and their vulnerability to ongoing massive land-use changes. As these changes rapidly transform and phase out semi-natural habitats, conservation measures should be prompt and specifically focused on a sound...
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The present study investigated accumulation, translocation and tolerance of autotrophic Populus alba clone “Villafranca” in response to excess concentrations of cadmium (Cd) and copper (Cu) provided to the plants. For this purpose, increasing concentrations of Cd (0, 5, 50 and 250 μM) and Cu (0, 5, 50, 250 and 500 μM) were administered to the growt...
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Bubon macedonicum L. is a chasmophytic species of south-eastern Europe. In Italy, it has been detected only in Rocca Monforte (Campobasso, central Italy). This rare species is included in the IUCN Red Lists of Critically Endangered Italian Flora, and there are no studies relating to B. macedonicum biology. The seed germination dynamics of this spec...
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The methodological foundations of the recently published Manual for Annex I Habitats monitoring in Italy, edited by the Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA) with the scientific support of the Italian Society for Vegetation Science (SISV), are here presented, discussed and related to the most consolidated and acknowled...
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The relevance of the environmental pollution by heavy metals warrants the necessity to develop and assess more efficient plant-based technologies. This study was conducted to evaluate a quick screening approach in order to investigate the cadmium (Cd) and copper (Cu) phytoextraction potential of Quercus pubescens in a micro-propagation system. Incr...
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The evaluation and the subsequent monitoring of the conservation status of habitats is one of the key steps in nature protection. While some European countries have tested suitable methodologies, others, including Italy, lack procedures tested at the national level. The aim of this work is to propose a method to assess the conservation status of ha...
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Il Manuale fornisce strumenti metodologici per l’implementazione di un programma di monitoraggio degli habitat di interesse comunitario in Italia. Il volume contiene 124 schede di monitoraggio, elaborate con il supporto di esperti nazionali e riviste dalle Regioni e Province Autonome italiane.
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The 4th National Report ex Art. 17 of the 92/43/EEC Directive in Italy (period 2013-2018) will try to fill a number of gaps still affecting the former versions of the Italian Reports, where territorial data were still missing for large parts of the country and the assessment was mostly based on the use of the expert opinion. Similar inconsistencies...
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The importance of downy oak as an integral component of the “submediterranean” woods has been underscored by many studies. Nevertheless, terms like “submediterranean” and “downy oak” are some of the most poorly understood concepts in European phytogeographic and taxonomic research. Downy oak is well known to be a problematic taxon. The name “Quercu...
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In submediterranean ecosystems macro-environmental stress gradients (winter cold stress and summer drought stress linked to elevation, slope aspect, and angle) affect forest distribution and composition. We hypothesized that in the herb layer of submediterranean deciduous woods (central Apennines), environmental stress gradients, jointly with overs...
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Background: Landscape fragmentation constitutes one of the most severe causes of global biodiversity loss. Aims: We studied Fagus sylvatica forests with different levels of fragmentation to address the following question: do fragmented and non-fragmented forests present a similar floristic composition and richness, structural parameters and ecologi...
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A phytosociological study of the alliance Carpinion orientalis in the hilly and subcoastal areas of the Italian peninsula is presented. These woods are included in the suballiances Laburno-Ostryenion and Lauro-Quercenion; the distinction between these two suballiances is not always easy also because of the conservation status of these forest ecosys...
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Introduzione La frammentazione dei paesaggi naturali costitui-sce una delle principali minacce alla diversità biolo-gica a livello planetario (Wilcove et al. 1986, Wilson 1992, Dobson et al. 1999, Henle et al. 2004, Battisti 2004). La frammentazione è un processo che avviene a scala di paesaggio mediante il quale un habitat na-turale o seminaturale...
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From a data base of the Italian phytosociological relevés of the Italian vegetation under ongoing development, the sample plots of oak forests in the peninsular regions of Italy and neighboring islands have been extracted and their distribution has been examined. This archive is basically aimed to the parameterization of phytosociological units in...
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Current methodological praxis in present day plant ecology and vegetation science, makes remarkably difficult to treat topics dealing with floristic changes along gradients, when qualitative aspects, based on biogeographical patterns are involved. Due to this, some outstanding “anomalies” in the altitudinal zonation of vegetation in southern Apenni...
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ABSTRACT - Contribution to floristic knowledge of Matese Massif: excursion report of the “Gruppo di Floristica” (S.B.I.) held in 2007 - Excursion results of the “Gruppo di Floristica” of the Italian Botanical Society, held in 30 may-1 june in the Matese Massif in Campania region, are here presented. During the research a total of 660 units were rec...
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Populations of xerotolerant species (Achnatherum calamagrostis, Stipa crassiculmis subsp. picentina, are scattered along a wide altitudinal gradient on slopes at mid- and high elevation in Monti Picentini, a subcoastal mesozoic limestone ridge in Tyrrhenian Southern Italy. Their stands are widespread in grasslands of mostly secondary origin. At lo...
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Results of a phytosociological study on the wood on the sandstone bedrock are here presented. The studied area is located in the southern part of Marche Region, Ascoli Piceno Province, under the influence of temperate climate (lower/higher mesotemperate and lower supratemperate bioclimatic belts). The vegetation study has been performed throught 11...
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On the bases of releves recognized to the Eastern sector of the Matese Mountain (South Apennines), we analyzed a synecological and syntaxonomical meaning of the dominated Acer opalus subsp. obtusatum, Tilia plathyphyllos, Ostrya carpinifolia e Acer cappadocicum subsp. lobelii forests. These broadleaved mixed woods, are belonging to the Tilio-Acerio...
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The floristic differentiation of the deciduousQuercus frainetto forests along the climatic gradients of Apennine Italy has been studied. The ecological amplitude of this oak, and the bioclimatological relationships here assessed, suggest potentiality for the growth ofQ. frainetto-rich communities as broad zonal vegetation belt, ranging from NW to S...

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