Detailed study of the seismotectonic setting in the Southern Apennines:Recent seismicity and crustal stress field in the Lucanian Apennines and surrounding areas Cosmiana Maggi
This is an updated edition of the book by the same author: Plio-Quaternary volcanism in Italy - Petrology, geochemistry, geodynamics, published in 2005 by Springer. This edition has the same structure as the previous publication, with a general introduction; various chapters dedicated to different volcanic provinces in Italy; and a final chapter on the relationships between magmatism and geodynamics. It includes information that has become available in the last ten years, and new chapters have been added offering detailed discussions of the Oligo-Miocene orogenic volcanism on Sardinia and of some small outcrops of fragmented volcanic rocks occurring in several places of the Apennines. This new edition now covers the entire Tyrrhenian Sea magmatism of the last 40 Ma. Lastly, it includes two appendices: Appendix 1 is an update of the 2005 edition appendix. Appendix 2 discusses the basic principles of igneous petrology, trace elements and isotope geochemistry, providing geoscientists unfamiliar with petrology-geochemistry insights into how major trace elements and isotopic data on volcanic rocks allow a better understanding of magmatism and geodynamics.
This volume gathers case studies on plant diversity from selected, representative mountain systems of Italy (Mediterranean and temperate zones), while also addressing the biodiversity of avian fauna. For the Alps, Wilhalm and Prosser examine the species biodiversity (also with the help of highly detailed location maps) of the sector of the central Alps that corresponds to the basin of the Adige, including some nearby valleys, between the watershed to the north and the Prealps to the south (Alto Adige and Trentino). In turn, Pedrotti investigates the vegetation series of the same territory in relation to the three climatic sectors identified: prealpine, alpine and endoalpine. Aleffi then explores the relationships between the distribution of a number of species of bryophytes and the main mesoclimatic gradients along a transect through the Valle dell Adige between 46°40N and 45°42N. Lastly, Siniscalco studies the ways in which alien species are now invading the western Alps, which to date have remained largely unaffected by this phenomenon, unlike the plains and hills. For the Apennines, Ferrari studies the tree line and the biodiversity of the vegetation of the northern Apennines; for the mountains of Sicily, Bazan conducts a diachronic analysis of the beech forests of the Monti Nebrodi. The contribution by Venanzoni interprets the chorology of associations of the Magnocaricetalia order throughout Italy, relating it to the climatic and geographic gradients. He describes a total of 55 associations, reporting on the distribution in the temperate zone (differentiating between the alpine and continental) and the Mediterranean zone for each of them. Cianfaglione presents the Signal Project Italian site. This project investigates the effects of extreme weather events on secondary grassland and the role of selected alien species, mowing, biodiversity, productivity and functional traits, in Italy and along a European gradient. For the Marches Region, Forconi describes the biodiversity of the avian fauna in relation to the altitudinal gradient and the potential vegetation. ?Franco Pedrotti is a botanist specialized in the study and cartography of vegetation, environmental cartography and ecological planning. He has also worked in conservation of nature and its resources on the technical and scientific level, as well as in its promotion. He served as President of the Italian Botanical Society from 1982 to 1990, and as President of the Association Internationale Francophone de Phytosociologie from 1982 to 2002, and was awarded honorary degrees in Biology from the Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca and the A.I. Cuza University of Iasi (Romania), in Ecology and Biogeography from the University of Palermo (Italy) and in Gearchitecture from University of Brest (France). He taught Botany, Geobotanical Cartography and Conservation of Nature and its Resources at the Universities of Padova, Milan, Catania, Ferrara and Camerino; currently he is Professor Emeritus at the University of Camerino. He published several textbooks for university students of Biology and Natural Sciences on conservation of flora, vegetation, the environment and protected areas.