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Assessment of allergenic potential in urban forests: a case study of the Royal Park of Portici in Southern Italy

Michelangelo Rispo (1), Luigi De Masi (2), Marina Maura Calandrelli (3)   

iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry, Volume 13, Issue 5, Pages 376-381 (2020)
doi: https://doi.org/10.3832/ifor3485-013
Published: Aug 25, 2020 - Copyright © 2020 SISEF

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In modern cities, the abundance of allergenic plant species has contributed to making less healthy the urban environment, as on-going and direct contact of humans with the urban flora can increase the negative effects on people allergic to pollens. The allergenicity of ornamental species should be considered, and above all quantified, when designing new urban green areas. Numerous studies reported the detailed description of the flora present in cities, but only in some rare cases their allergenic power and related pollen seasons were mentioned. In the present study, starting from the existing data in literature on the vascular flora of the Royal Park of Portici, Southern Italy, tree and shrub species have been classified based on their ability to cause respiratory allergies. Thus, to estimate the allergenic potential of urban green space, two preliminary approaches were defined based on the biological characteristics of the plant species as sources of pollen emissions.

  Keywords


Pollens, Allergies, Vascular Flora, Urban Green Parks, Urban Planning

Authors’ address

(1)
Michelangelo Rispo
Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II - Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Chirurgia, v. Pansini 5, I-80131 Napoli (Italy)
(2)
Luigi De Masi 0000-0002-0460-7040
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Istituto di Bioscienze e BioRisorse (IBBR), v. Università 133, I-80055 Portici, NA (Italy)
(3)
Marina Maura Calandrelli 0000-0001-7268-0939
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Istituto di Ricerca sugli Ecosistemi Terrestri (IRET), v. P. Castellino 111, I-80131 Napoli (Italy)

Corresponding author

 
Marina Maura Calandrelli
marinamaura.calandrelli@cnr.it

Citation

Rispo M, De Masi L, Calandrelli MM (2020). Assessment of allergenic potential in urban forests: a case study of the Royal Park of Portici in Southern Italy. iForest 13: 376-381. - doi: 10.3832/ifor3485-013

Academic Editor

Werther Guidi Nissim

Paper history

Received: Apr 28, 2020
Accepted: Jun 22, 2020

First online: Aug 25, 2020
Publication Date: Oct 31, 2020
Publication Time: 2.13 months

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