The role of soil in the facilitation effect by the retama shrub

Shrubs are considered to be hotspots of soil fertility and biological activity in dry ecosystems. The use of shrubs, like “retama” (Retama sphaerocarpa (L.) Boiss.), as nurse plants to facilitate woody plant recruitment has been proved to be particularly useful for the revegetation of highly disturbed environments, such as contaminated lands.

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El papel facilitador del matorral para la restauración de zonas mediterráneas contaminadas por elementos traza

Experimental sowing of Quercus ilex acorns under shrubs in the Guadiamar Green Corridor (María T. Domínguez in the photo).

The revegetation of polluted sites and abandoned agricultural soils is critical to reduce soil losses and to control the spread of soil pollution in the Mediterranean region, which is currently exposed to […]