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- Navarro-Cano, Jose Antonio; Verdú, Miguel; García, Carlos; Goberna, Marta
- Plant and soil 2015 v.388 no.1-2 pp. 197-209
- nurse plants, etc ; Ononis; abiotic stress; arid lands; canopy; carbon; ecosystems; enzyme activity; gypsum; microbial biomass; plant communities; shrubs; soil; soil ecology; soil fertility; soil productivity; Show all 16 Subjects
- ... AIMS: We postulated that soil productivity shifts associated with the development of facilitation-driven plant patches in abiotically stressful ecosystems can be faster than currently assumed. This might be due to the effect of the nurse plant by promoting resource accumulation both directly and indirectly through facilitating a plant community underneath its canopy. METHODS: We analysed a 40 year ...