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Context-dependent interactions between adult shrubs and seedlings in a semi-arid shrubland



Context-dependent interactions between adult shrubs and seedlings in a semi-arid shrubland



Journal of Vegetation Science 16(3): 331-340



Question: In semiarid systems, rainfall gradients can cause plant-plant interactions to shift from negative to positive or vice versa. However, the importance of a second major abiotic factor, soil nutrients, has rarely been considered. We consider different combinations of both factors and ask whether net adult-seedling interactions become less competitive and more facilitative with increasing overall abiotic harshness. Location: Succulent Karoo, Western Cape, South Africa.

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2005.tb02371.x


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