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Does plant competition intensity rather depend on biomass or on species identity?

Does plant competition intensity rather depend on biomass or on species identity?

Basic and Applied Ecology 3(1): 85-94

ISSN/ISBN: 1439-1791

DOI: 10.1078/1439-1791-00080

In two experiments, we tested whether species specific traits or mainly biomass determines the competitive strength of plant individuals in resource-poor habitats. As measure of competition intensity, we calculated the log Response Ratio (lnRR) based on total biomass for three key species of early successional stages on inland dunes.

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