PLANTS: 50 in this pack, Open World have 110. 2016) and completed by some recent papers concerning the description of some new tree taxa, such as Tamarix minoa in Crete (Villar et al. Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub is a biome defined by the World Wide Fund for Nature. Apart from storing carbon and providing oxygen, forests are home to thousands of animal and plant species. Total covered area, including islands, is 1,610,200 km2, with coastline of approximatively 45,200 km. In: Mittermeier RA, Robles Gil P (eds) Hotspots revisited: Earth's biologically richest and most endangered terrestrial ecoregions. http://www.maltawildplants.com. Mercuri et al. Accessed 20 Nov 2018. , The Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub biome mostly occurs in, but not limited to, the Mediterranean climate zones, in the mid-latitudes:. This means that the Mediterranean-European region has almost 200 trees more than the Central European region. Englera 33 (1 & 2): part 1, pp 1–700; part 2, pp 1–878, Svenning J-C, Skov F (2007) Ice age legacies in the geographical distribution of tree species richness in Europe. olive, walnut and chestnut trees) are even used as biomarkers for estimating the beginnings of anthropization of a given Mediterranean area (e.g. 2010). The very arid conditions that many Mediterranean ecosystems experience implies severe constraints on tree architecture and growing. This list does not contain other sub-specific levels, such as varieties, forms, or hybrids, because of their taxonomical and nomenclatural instabilities. New Phytol 209:466–470, BGCI (2018) GlobalTreeSearch online database. This is the case of the group of black pines (Pinus nigra) where introgression risk is likely between Pinus nigra subsp. The biogeography and domestication of the olive tree (Olea europaea), the most iconic Mediterranean tree, are well documented (e.g. Emphasis should be given to the place of some large Tyrrhenian islands that shelter a significant number of endemic trees (Sicily: 10 taxa, Sardinia: 7 taxa). These useful plants have been gathered or cultivated since ancient times and some of them (e.g. Four of these genera (Chamaerops, Phillyrea, Spartium, Tetraclinis) have their distribution centered in the Mediterranean region and can be considered as Mediterranean endemics sensu lato (at the biogeographical region level), whereas three taxa have a Tethysian origin (Ceratonia, Myrtus, Nerium) and occur in adjacent biogeographic regions as well. Add your answer and earn points. Tree taxonomic diversity was estimated at 135 species and subspecies within the medio-European region (Quézel and Médail 2003), whereas only 42 tree species from 11 families occur in Central Europe (Leuschner and Meier 2018). University of León, Spain http://www.globalbioclimatics.org/form/maps.htm. http://www.globaltrees.org/. Finally, there is the group of raptors, these can be both diurnal and nocturnal. 2018). a Distribution of the 13 biogeographical provinces sensu Rivas-Martínez et al. 2015). The main forest types are: (i) sclerophyllous forests (notably with the oaks Quercus ilex, Q. suber, Q. coccifera); (ii) dry conifer (Pinus halepensis, P. brutia) forests; (iii) deciduous mixed forests with broad-leaved oaks (Quercus pubescens, Q. faginea, Q. ithaburensis) and other genera (Acer, Carpinus, Fraxinus, Sorbus); (iv) mountain conifer forests with Abies, Cedrus, Juniperus, Pinus nigra. 6, 17 (2019). volume 6, Article number: 17 (2019) We considered threatened tree taxa using the IUCN (2018) classification system, as taxa included into the three classes: critically endangered (CR), endangered (EN), or vulnerable (VU). (Fagaceae) throughout southern European countries. nigra, frequently planted for reforestation, and two other subspecies having a more restricted distribution range: subsp. Real Jardin Botanico & CSIC, Madrid, Chilton L, Turland NJ (1997) Flora of Crete. The raw numbers of tree richness are culminating in the central-eastern provinces of the Mediterranean-European region: Apennino-Balkan (142 taxa), Graeco-Aegean (137 taxa), Adriatic (135), and Italo-Tyrrhenian (128 taxa). Evidence is presented of how Pinus halepensis Miller from dry habitats at <300 m elevation of four Greek island regions have responded to climatic conditions of the last two centuries. The ecoregions around the Mediterranean basin and in California have been particularly affected by degradation due to human activity, suffering extensive loss of forests and soil erosion, and many native plants and animals have become extinct or endangered. While some cryptic trees are narrow endemics (e.g. Another alternative explanation could be related to better refuge conditions in some situations: unusual big trees or cryptic trees would represent in some Mediterranean areas, notably islands, the remains of old forests in lesser harsh and more stable climates. Rome and Plan Bleu, Marseille, Fauna & Flora International (2013) Looking closer, seeing the trees from the forest. These uncertainties are also linked to genetic sampling that is too incomplete with respect to the current distribution area of chestnut, with unfortunately the same shadow areas in the Mediterranean region (Northwest Balkans, Corsica, Sardinia) as in an older phylogeographic study that resulted in quite different conclusions about refugia locations, notably along the Italian peninsula (Fineschi et al. Thirgood 1981; Blondel et al. Around the sea that vegetation is called maquis; it includes aromatic plants and small trees such as olives and figs. The comparison of our selection of tree species with the one from the GlobalTreeSearch (GTS) database is instructive since it is considered as the most comprehensive list of tree species with their country-level distributions (BGCI 2018). On the contrary, the only two monocot species, the Mediterranean palms Chamaerops humilis and Phoenix theophrasti, with a solitary or multiple trunks, were included in our checklist even if they do not form a real trunk (but a stipe) from an anatomical point of view. This example is a good illustration of the difficulties that still exist in drawing up robust biogeographical histories of cultivated trees who are indigenous somewhere in the Mediterranean region. Eleven of these threatened tree taxa, including some very narrow endemic trees such as Abies nebrodensis, Cytisus aeolicus, Rhamnus persicifolia, Zelkova abelicea and Zelkova sicula are only distributed on some large (notably Sicily, Crete, Cyprus and Sardinia) or medium (few Croatian islands sheltering Pinus nigra subsp. ACM and MCB were funded by Labex OT-Med (n° ANR-11-LABX-0061). Hence, thirteen biogeographic provinces occur in the study area (Fig. BDL Books, Malta, Baldacchino AE, Stevens DT (2000) Is-siġar Maltin – l-użu u l-importanza: seminar nazzjonali ta’ ġurnata imlaqqa’ l-Furjana, Malta, 24 ta’ Novembru, 1998. “N?”, e.g. Polish Academic of Sciences, Institute of dendrology, Kornik, Calleja EJ (2018) Trees and shrubs of the Maltese islands and their habitats. This checklist will constitute also an essential background for functional and phylogenetic analyses of this key biological contingent for terrestrial ecosystems. North Africa and Near East. (part 1: text & plates; part 2: maps). The distribution of the native or endemic tree taxa richness by biogeographical provinces sensu Rivas-Martínez et al. (1991) (originally P, excluding NP = nanophanerophytes, height 0, 5–5 m), or phanerophytes “scapose” (originally Pscap), phanerophytes “caespitose” (originally Pcaesp) and phanerophytes “striscianti” (originally Prept) according to Pignatti (1982). Four large areas of persistence (macro-refugia) of oleaster populations occurred during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM), with probable isolated micro-refugia in the central Mediterranean Basin; then, came the post-glacial diffusion of oleaster throughout the Mediterranean Basin facilitated by human intervention, but a single primary domestication of the olive seems to have occurred in the eastern Mediterranean. 2011–onward), continental France (Silene-Flore database: http://flore.silene.eu, IGN Inventaire Forestier: http://inventaire-forestier.ign.fr/, Tison et al. The continental areas of the central and eastern Mediterranean countries, from Italy to Greece (i.e. The Mediterranean-European region includes an unsuspectedly high number of tree taxa, almost 200 tree taxa more than in the central European region. Linear regressions between the total native tree taxa richness and the surface of continental administrative areas (black regression line and black circles) or main islands (grey regression line and black triangles) in the Mediterranean-European region with their respective 95% confidence interval. Pergamon Press, Oxford, FAO, Bleu P (2018) State of Mediterranean forests 2018. 3c). Forests cover 1/3 of the earth’s surface and contain an estimated 3 trillion trees. Supplement. The genera with the more endemic taxa are Quercus (6 taxa), Abies, Acer, and Pinus (4 taxa each), Alnus, Salix and Sorbus (3 taxa each). Gschwantner et al. This result underlines the crucial role of trees in the global functioning of the biosphere. The study area does not include the non-European Mediterranean area, i.e. France, Slovenia) and is even higher that Portugal which shows the lowest area-species ratio for a continental country. For another key cultivated tree, the chestnut (Castanea sativa), a paleodistribution modelling approach validated with pollen and charcoal records (Roces-Díaz et al. Higher levels of ecosystem services, such as biomass production, water supply, nutrient cycling and soil carbon storage, characterize forests with a higher tree diversity (Gamfeldt et al. Checklist of the tree taxa (species and subspecies) occuring in theMediterranean-European region, from Portugal to Cyprus. Mediterranean islands are in this respect of particular concern, due to the higher threat they suffer, as a combination of higher typical sensitivity to disturbances, and long history of human occupancy (e.g. Few taxa are recognized as threatened in the IUCN Red list, and the vulnerability of these species is probably underestimated. Our results are also consistent with those obtained from two studies that included a more reduced sampling of trees in Europe: (i) the distribution of 55 European tree species suggests that the tree richness is maximal in the Balkans, especially for trees with a restricted distribution (Svenning and Skov 2007); (ii) the distribution of tree richness (total n = 187 species) for Europe shows the significant concentration of tree diversity along a large coastal area extended from Croatia to north-western Greece (Montoya and Rodríguez 2007). iForest - Biogeosc Forest 9:766–774, Olson DM, Dinerstein E, Wikramanayake ED, Burgess ND, Powell GVN, Underwood EC, D'Amico JA, Itoua I, Strand HE, Morrison JC, Loucks CJ, Allnutt TF, Ricketts TH, Kura Y, Lamoreux JF, Wettengel WW, Hedao P, Kassem KR (2001) Terrestrial ecoregions of the world: a new map of life on earth. It included 46 endemic tree taxa (30 species and 16 subspecies), mainly distributed within a single biogeographical unit. Oak trees have developed in the Mediterranean and Circum Mediterranean zone, while acorns grow in the Thessaly plain where the soil is more fertile. Ann Missouri Bot Gard 84:112–127, Mercuri AM, Bandini Mazzanti M, Florenzano A, Montecchi MC, Rattighieri E (2013) Olea, Juglans and Castanea: the OJC group as pollen evidence of the development of human-induced environments in the Italian peninsula. It exists indeed conflicting results between an ecological niche model projecting a significant presence of walnut (Juglans regia) in the Balkan Peninsula during the LGM in contrast to genetic analysis that suggest refugia in Southwest Asia (Aradhya et al. 2000). The Mediterranean Basin is one of these 36 current biodiversity hotspots worldwide (Médail and Myers 2004), including both regional (Médail and Quézel 1997) and local hotspots, i.e. This has already led to a decline or dieback of oak, fir, spruce, beech and pine trees in Spain, France, Italy and Greece, and of Atlas cedar trees in Algeria. But some recent phylogeographical and/or paleoecological studies provide sometimes counterintuitive results. California Privacy Statement, II Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology, Montpellier 19–22 August 2018, Beech E, Rivers M, Oldfield S, Smith PP (2017) GlobalTreeSearch: the first complete global database of tree species and country distributions. Some studies also revealed that older climatic events throughout the Miocene were also critical for extinction in the western part of the Mediterranean Basin (the Iberian Peninsula) and may partly explain the relative lower richness of tree taxa there (Postigo Mijarra et al. Alberdi Asensio I, Baycheva-Merger T, Bouvet A, Bozzano M, Caudullo G, Cienciala E, Corona P, Domínguez Torres G, Durrant TH, Edwards D, Estreguil C, Ferreti M, Fischer U, Freudenschuss A, Gasparini P, Ferreira PG, Hansen K, Hiederer R, Inhaizer H, Thorsen B, Jonsson R, Kastenholz E, von Lengefeld AK, Köhl M, Korhonen K, Koskela J, Krumm F, Lanz A, Lasserre B, Levet A-L, Li Y, Lier M, Carrera JMM, Marchetti M, de Arano IM, Michel A, Moffat A, Nabuurs G-J, Oldenburger J, Parviainen J, Pettenella D, Prokofieva I, Quadt V, Rametsteiner E, Rinaldi F, Sanders T, San-Miguel-Ayanz J, Schuck A, Seidling W, Solberg B, Sotirov M, Ståhl G, Tomé M, Toth G, van Brusselen J, Verkerk H, Vítková L, Weiss G, Wildburguer C, Winkel G, Zasada M, Zingg A (2015) State of Europe's forests 2015. 2014; the myrtle, Myrtus communis: Migliore et al. Publication Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, Scotti-Saintagne C, Fady B, Turion N, Giovannelli G (2018) Le pin de Salzmann: une espèce à protéger. Wiley, London, Médail F (2008) Ecosystems: Mediterranean. 3 vol. in OpenWordls pack have 101. However, while our tree definition is more conservative than that of the GTS database, our analysis highlights the absence of 22 tree taxa in this latter (Table 4). (2004) (Fig. Buxus balearica, Crataegus laciniata, Nerium oleander, Phillyrea angustifolia, Rhododendron ponticum). Some other cryptic trees are much rarer, and their discoveries were surprising. Chamaerops humilis, Erica arborea, Myrtus communis, Juniperus oxycedrus, Pistacia lentiscus, Phillyrea latifolia, Prunus mahaleb) that form the keystone species of most of the matorrals (Quézel and Médail 2003). 10% of the total checklist) that are widely cultivated or selected for afforestation purposed by forest services. The Mediterranean population doubled between 1960 and 2015, reaching 537 million, and is estimated to rise to 670 million by 2050. Nevertheless, in Sicily and Sardinia, the ratio is close to some continental situations (e.g. Article Among the 245 tree taxa of the checklist, 15 constitute threatened taxa sensu IUCN (2 CR, 7 EN, 6 VU) and 4 are classified as near threatened taxa (NT) (Table 3). 2013). 60,065 tree species currently known to science, see Beech et al. The authors declare that they have no competing interests. A biogeographical focus on tree species distribution is needed for conservation of the Mediterranean forests which have undergone rapid changes in structure and composition in recent decades (Mazzoleni et al. 2016; Serra-Diaz et al. 2013, 2016; Strid 2016), Iberian Peninsula i.e. Bot J Linn Soc 181:1–20, Aradhya M, Velasco D, Ibrahimov Z, Toktoraliev B, Maghradze D, Musayev M, Bobokashvili Z, Preece JE (2017) Genetic and ecological insights into glacial refugia of walnut (Juglans regia L.). The Mediterranean forests have lost much of their natural condition as a result of excessive logging, fire, and overgrazing by livestock, especially goats. Fire and drought are the main drivers underlying this deforestation. All these ecoregions are highly distinctive, collectively harboring 10% of the Earth's plant species. Forest: Mediterranean forests are generally composed of broadleaf trees, such as the oak and mixed sclerophyll forests of California and the Mediterranean region, the Eucalyptus forests of Southwest Australia, and the Nothofagus forests of central Chile. Divers Distrib 16:53–64, Fahn A (1990) Plant anatomy, 4th edn. 60,000 tree species representing 20% of the vascular plant species worldwide according to GlobalTreeSearch (Beech et al. Forest distribution and management. 2017) and for large biogeographic areas (regions and provinces). Médail, F., Monnet, AC., Pavon, D. et al. The authors thank Aggeliki Doxa (Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics, Heraklion), Laetitia Hugot and Paula Spinosi (Conservatoire botanique national de Corse / Office de l’environnement de la Corse), Virgile Noble (Conservatoire botanique national méditerranéen), Salvatore Pasta (CNR Palermo), Estefanía Santos Barea (Universidad de Sevilla) for their help in acquiring the data or for their comments on the distribution or status of the different tree species. The definition of the families follows the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (APG III 2009; APG IV 2016). Correspondence to Mediterranean ecoregions are some of the most endangered and vulnerable on the planet. Bocconea 20:5–582, Gschwantner T, Schadauer K, Vidal C, Lanz A, Tomppo E, di Cosmo L, Robert N, Englert Duursma D, Lawrence M (2009) Common tree definitions for national forest inventories in Europe. Indeed, only 7.7% of the 245 species and subspecies we identified are considered threatened according to the IUCN database, despite that the global contingent of the North Mediterranean trees includes 46 endemic trees that have a narrow distribution range. Willdenowia 45:161–172, Vít P, Douda J, Krak K, Havrdová A, Mandák B (2017) Two new polyploid species closely related to Alnus glutinosa in Europe and North Africa–an analysis based on morphometry, karyology, flow cytometry and microsatellites. 2015) or two cryptic species in the Alnus glutinosa group (Vít et al. 2015) and the available data are more robust and readily available there than in the southern and south-eastern Mediterranean.  The hot, dry summers make much of the region prone to fires, and lightning-caused fires occur with some frequency. The presence of only 19 Mediterranean trees considered to be threatened (15 CR + EN + VU) or near threatened (4 NT) is probably not representative of the global level of threat that these woody contingent experiences in a region that has been managed, modified, and, in some places, heavily degraded by human activities for millennia (e.g. 2018) seems to be in agreement with a phylogeographical analysis (Mattioni et al. Both studies concluded that the main driver of the variation of tree richness is the current climate, and that the climate during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM, ca. By contrast, in the western Mediterranean, only the Betican Province is noteworthy for its endemic tree richness, since this area represents a hotspot for the differentiation of the endemic flora through geographical isolation and/or repeated specialization to contrasted environments (Molina-Venegas et al. Conceived and designed the database: FM, DP, ACM, GB, PD, TN and AL. These areas are particularly important from the point of view of functional conservation because tree species richness is positively linked to higher levels of multiple ecosystem services (Gamfeldt et al. These frequent reforestation practices can blur the biogeographic signature of forest stands at the regional scale, with detrimental consequences for the conservation of local genetic resources. Therefore, several woody taxa of the Mediterranean matorrals were excluded (e.g. Plant Biosyst 152:1–37, Gamfeldt L, Snäll T, Bagchi R, Jonsson M, Gustafsson L, Kjellander P, Ruiz-Jaen MC, Fröberg M, Stendahl J, Philipson CD, Mikusinski G, Andersson E, Westerlund B, Andrén H, Moberg F, Moen J, Bengtsson J (2013) Higher levels of multiple ecosystem services are found in forests with more tree species. : Rodríguez-Sánchez et al WWF Mediterranean Programme Office, rome discoveries were surprising is from area...: - a 43:303–321, Hand R, Milo R ( 2018 ) seems to be in with... 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