Plants and ecology

Acacia trees as keystone structures in the restoration of degraded arid lands presented by Martin De Boever (BE) at the 3rd Working Group meetings of COST Action ES1104, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (IT), September 2013.

Desertification and lichens: biological markers of climatic and nitrogen stress in dry environments presented by Luca Paoli (IT) at the International Conference ‘Restoration of Arid Lands and Combat of Desertification: From Science to Practice’, University of Greenwich (UK), March 2016.

Ecosystem goods and services as affected by shrub encroachment presented by Eleni Abraham and Apostolos Kyriazopoulos (GR) at the COST Action ES1104 International Conference on ‘Arid Lands and Drylands Restoration Stories: Chapters for Success’, Thessaloniki (GR), April 2015.

Integrated crops production and management technology presented by Abdel Rahman Al-Tawaha (JO) at the 4th Working Group meetings, Polytechnic University of Timisoara (RO), September 2014.

Low-cost techniques for drylands restoration presented by Alejandro Valdecantos (ES) at the 4th Working Group meetings, Polytechnic University of Timisoara (RO), September 2014.

Modelling the long-term natural regeneration potential of woodlands in semi-arid regions to guide restoration efforts presented by Cristina Banquinho (PT) at the 4th Working Group meetings, Polytechnic University of Timisoara (RO), September 2014.

Native perennial plants intercrops as means for soil conservation presented by Ayman Salah (PS) at the 4th Working Group meetings, Polytechnic University of Timisoara (RO), September 2014.

Plant diversity along a desertification gradient: the importance of soils presented by Melanie Köbel (PT) at the International Conference ‘Restoration of Arid Lands and Combat of Desertification: From Science to Practice’, University of Greenwich (UK), March 2016.

Regenerating Mediterranean forest: the implications of microclimate in drylands presented by Adriana Principe (PT) at the International Conference ‘Restoration of Arid Lands and Combat of Desertification: From Science to Practice’, University of Greenwich (UK), March 2016.

Relevance of provenance for selecting plant materials for restoration presented by Ruediger Prasse (DE) at the COST Action ES1104 International Conference on ‘Arid Lands and Drylands Restoration Stories: Chapters for Success’, Thessaloniki (GR), April 2015.

Restoration of degraded grazing lands and land disturbed by mining activities in Greece presented by Eleni Abraham and Apostolos Kyriazopoulos (GR) at the 4th Working Group meetings, Polytechnic University of Timisoara (RO), September 2014.

Selecting and propagation regionalised plant material of native plant species in restoration presented by Ruediger Prasse (DE) at the 4th Working Group meetings, Polytechnic University of Timisoara (RO), September 2014.

The exotic equals pollution: The dilemma of planting non-native versus native plant species in drylands presented by Benz Kotzen (UK) at the COST Action ES1104 International Conference on ‘Arid Lands and Drylands Restoration Stories: Chapters for Success’, Thessaloniki (GR), April 2015.