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- Madrigal-González, Jaime; Kelt, Douglas A.; Meserve, Peter L.; Squeo, Francisco A.; Gutiérrez, Julio R.
- Journal of arid environments 2016 v.126 pp. 47-53
- nurse plants, etc ; arid lands; biomass production; canopy; correspondence analysis; dry environmental conditions; ecosystems; models; national parks; plant communities; shrublands; shrubs; species diversity; Chile; Show all 14 Subjects
- ... Models of plant–plant interactions suggest that nurse plants are critical for the maintenance of biodiversity and ecosystem functions in arid and semiarid lands. At the community scale, however, empirical support of this idea is limited and context-dependent. Following on a preliminary work which suggested that a dominant shrub in north-central Chile (Porlieria chilensis) had nurse plant effects, ...
- Allegrezza, M.; Corti, G.; Cocco, S.; Pesaresi, S.; Chirico, G.B.; Saracino, A.; Bonanomi, G.; Michalet, Richard
- Journal of vegetation science 2016 v.27 no.3 pp. 616-627
- nurse plants, etc ; Juniperus communis; calcium; canopy; evaporation; grasslands; habitats; herbaceous plants; hydrology; magnesium; microclimate; national parks; ontogeny; organic matter; plant communities; potassium; shrubs; soil fertility; soil quality; soil temperature; spring; summer; water temperature; woody plants; Italy; Show all 25 Subjects
- ... AIMS: Facilitation has been reported in a wide range of plant communities, with evidence of positive interactions between beneficiary and nurse plants shifting during their ontogenetic development. This study explored the hypothesis that shrubs of Juniperus communis subsp. nana (thereafter Juniperus) play a crucial role in the successional sequence of plant communities acting as nurse for differen ...