MAQUIS IN DE MURGE
The development and the composition of maquis depend on many factors. Grazing and burning are the most important of these, but the factors of precipitation, soil and gradient also exert their inifluence. Considering the data in the maquis study that are available so far, one can state that the north side of the Murge range (ltaly) is more suitable for agriculture than the south side. The slopes on the south side of the Murge have been and still are used for extensive livesrock rearing. These areas are mainly grazed by goats, which feed on the maquis. Cattle or horses are not found in the maquis area, but in the Quercus trojana woods that have sparser maquis-like undergrowth.