Wetlands are essential for life on Earth, but at the same time the most threatened environments due to the gradual alterations associated with climate change and human action. The botanical studies on wetland higher plants carried out in Italy from 1950 until today are analysed in this survey. The 1,265 contributions resulting from this study are analysed from a historical, geographical, and content point of view. Most of the scientific contributions were published in the 1980s and 1990s, often by the same research groups and on a local scale. The predominant research theme is the inventory. Most papers are mainly focused on lakes and rivers. The results of this literature survey point to the need to continue and intensify these studies, especially in southern Italy and in temporary wetlands. It is essential to make the huge amount of data resting in drawers or included in scientific reports but not published in scientific journals readily accessible. This could also be achieved through online geographical databases.

Barone G., Cirlincione F., Di Gristina E., Domina G., Gianguzzi L., Mirabile G., et al. (2022). An analysis of botanical studies of vascular plants from Italian wetlands [10.3897/italianbotanist.14.95072].

An analysis of botanical studies of vascular plants from Italian wetlands

Barone G.;Cirlincione F.;Di Gristina E.;Domina G.
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Gianguzzi L.;Mirabile G.;Naselli Flores L.;Raimondo F. M.;Venturella G.
2022-01-01

Abstract

Wetlands are essential for life on Earth, but at the same time the most threatened environments due to the gradual alterations associated with climate change and human action. The botanical studies on wetland higher plants carried out in Italy from 1950 until today are analysed in this survey. The 1,265 contributions resulting from this study are analysed from a historical, geographical, and content point of view. Most of the scientific contributions were published in the 1980s and 1990s, often by the same research groups and on a local scale. The predominant research theme is the inventory. Most papers are mainly focused on lakes and rivers. The results of this literature survey point to the need to continue and intensify these studies, especially in southern Italy and in temporary wetlands. It is essential to make the huge amount of data resting in drawers or included in scientific reports but not published in scientific journals readily accessible. This could also be achieved through online geographical databases.
Settore BIO/02 - Botanica Sistematica
Settore BIO/03 - Botanica Ambientale E Applicata
https://doi.org/10.3897/italianbotanist.14.95072
Barone G., Cirlincione F., Di Gristina E., Domina G., Gianguzzi L., Mirabile G., et al. (2022). An analysis of botanical studies of vascular plants from Italian wetlands [10.3897/italianbotanist.14.95072].
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