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Alpine-subalpine species richness of the Romanian Carpathians and the current conservation status of rare species

Domenii publicaţii > Biologie + Tipuri publicaţii > Articol în revistã ştiinţificã

Autori: Gheorghe COLDEA, Ilie-Adrian STOICA, Mihai PUSCAS, Tudor URSU, Adrian OPREA, The IntraBioDiv Consortium

Editorial: Biodiversity and Conservation, in press, online first available, 2008.


In the context of global warming, alpine-subalpine plant species are some of the most threatened. The distribution of these species in the Romanian Carpathians is centralized and analyzed for the first time. A network with 472 grid cells of 12.5 × 11.5 km (6 min latitude × 10 min longitude) has been used to register the distribution of 550 selected high mountain taxa. The analysis starts with a brief description of the most important determinants of alpine-subalpine species richness, continues with a comparison between the different sub groups of the Romanian Carpathians and a discussion of their particularities. The purpose of the paper is to identify areas in need of protection as well as rare and vulnerable species outside the network of protected areas. A description of the current network of protected areas from the Romanian Carpathians is provided, with ideas for improvement.

Cuvinte cheie: Specii endemice, Diversitate floristica, Specii rare, Carpatii Romanesti, Taxoni alpini-subalpini, Taxoni vulnerabili // Endemic species, Floristic diversity, Rare species, Romanian Carpathians, Subalpine-alpine taxa, Vulnerable taxa