Characteristics of the soil seed bank in Mediterranean temporary ponds and its role in ecosystem dynamics
Cristina Aponte, George Kazakis, Dany Ghosn, Vasilios P Papanastasis
Wetlands Ecology and Management | SPRINGER | Published : 2010
The work presented in this paper was carried out in the framework of the LIFE-Nature project entitled "Actions for the Conservation of the Mediterranean Temporary Ponds in Crete'' (LIFE04 NAT/GR/000105) and a scholarship granted to the first author by the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Greece (MAICh-CIHEAM). Special thanks are expressed to Nikos Papadonakis for his advices on green house work. Thanks are also extended to the fellow researchers of the Herbarium at MAICh. Dr. Patrick Grillas and Dr. Erwin Bergmeier are thanked for their suggestions and fruitful interaction throughout this research.