Relationship between plant diversity and herbage production in Mediterranean grasslands
Papadimitriou, M.; Zarovali, M.P.; Papanastasis, V.P.
Integrating efficient grassland farming and biodiversity Proceedings of the 13th International Occasional Symposium of the European Grassland Federation, Tartu, Estonia, 29-31 August 2005: 392-395
A study was conducted in Greece to compare the species diversity and herbage production of two Mediterranean grasslands: one dominated by annual and the other by perennial species. For the two grassland types, a total of 102 species were recorded belonging to 76 genera and 24 families. The most dominant families were Poaceae, Compositae, Leguminosae and Caryophyllaceae. No significant correlation was found between plant diversity and herbage production in any of the two grassland types.