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- Li, Yong-Gang; Zhou, Xiao-Bing; Zhang, Yuan-Ming
- Plant and soil 2019 v.443 no.1-2 pp. 55-72
- arid lands, etc ; aerial parts; biological soil crusts; canopy; carbon; deserts; ecological function; ecosystems; enzyme activity; grazing; microhabitats; models; mosses and liverworts; nitrogen; nitrogen content; nutrient content; oils; phosphorus; photosynthesis; shrubs; soil carbon; soil enzymes; soil nutrients; stabilizers; stoichiometry; structural equation modeling; sucrose alpha-glucosidase; underground parts; Central Asia; Show all 29 Subjects
- ... BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Desert mosses, which are important stabilizers in desert ecosystems, are distributed patchily as biological soil crusts in arid lands. Patch size and microhabitats of moss are affected by human activities in deserts, such as grazing, oil exploration, and reclamation. Moss patches as a microecosystem, is a functional unit. It is not clear how patch size of moss influences the s ...
- Erfanifard, Yousef; Khosravi, Elaheh
- Plant and soil 2019 v.440 no.1-2 pp. 219-231
- arid lands, etc ; Tamarix; canopy; deserts; mixed stands; shrubs; soil salinity; statistics; vegetation; Iran; Show all 10 Subjects
- ... BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Understanding the species associations in dryland sparse and patchy vegetation requires information on species intra- and interspecific interactions and their response to environmental heterogeneity. To better understand the coexistence mechanisms of saltcedar (Tamarix mascatensis) and eshnan (Seidlitzia rosmarinus) in central deserts of Iran, we analysed the spatial distribut ...