As compared to the population from xerothermic
grasslands, the forest plants are on average 4 cm larger (Pindel and Pindel, 2003), and the higher the plant, the more exposed is the sporophore.
Traditional farming practices, particularly livestock grazing and meadow mowing, have led to the development of unique plant communities xerothermic grasslands and thermophilous grasslands (Habitats Directive code: 6210) supporting some 300 plant species, as well as juniper thickets growing on heather moors and calcareous grasslands (code: 5130).
Key measures will include: the restoration of grazing by sheep and goats to maintain the xerothermic and rock grasslands; the opening up of attractive tourist sites and development of tourism infrastructure; and the provision of information about the protected areas.
A new species of Bulnesia (Zygophyllaceae) from the Xerothermic
Southern Puna of Bolivia.
Arctosa lutetiana (Simon 1876) is an extra-mediterranean (including Ural) wolf spider that dwells in xerothermic
forest-grassland habitats (Buchar & Ruricka 2002).
In central Europe, Dysdera spiders prefer xerothermic
forests, particularly sites enriched by calcium.