Revue: Plant Ecology and Evolution
Co-occuring species indicate habitats of the rare Limonium girardianum
T. Baumberger, T. Croze, L. Affre, F. Mesléard
The conservation of a rare and endangered plant species requires a clear knowledge of its habitat distribution. Species Distribution Models (SDM) are generally applied to characterize species’ suitable habitats and to predict their potential distribution. However, this method is not well suited to rare species that require a fine spatial scale approach. Co-occurring plant species of a targeted species can be used to define suitable habitats taking into account biotic interactions. Our aim was to construct a predictive model of the presence of the rare Limonium girardianum, using the species that are the best indicators of its presence.
Bibliographie complète :
BAUMBERGER T., CROZE T., AFFRE L. & MESLEARD F., 2012. Co-occuring species indicate habitats of the rare Limonium girardianum. Plant Ecol Evol 145 p1-7.