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- Lohier, Théophile; Jabot, Franck; Meziane, Driss; Shipley, Bill; Reich, Peter B.; Deffuant, Guillaume
- Annals of botany 2014 v.114 no.3 pp. 513-524
- herbaceous plants, etc ; biomass; dry matter partitioning; growth models; nitrogen; ontogeny; plant growth; prediction; shoots; Show all 9 Subjects
- ... Background and Aims Simple models of herbaceous plant growth based on optimal partitioning theory predict, at steady state, an isometric relationship between shoot and root biomass during plant ontogeny, i.e. a constant root–shoot ratio. This prediction has received mixed empirical support, suggesting either that optimal partitioning is too coarse an assumption to model plant biomass allocation, o ...
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- PMC4217652 [Available on 09/01/15]
- Porensky, Lauren M.; Leger, Elizabeth A.; Davison, Jay; Miller, W. Wally; Goergen, Erin M.; Espeland, Erin K.; Carroll-Moore, Erin M.
- Agriculture, ecosystems & environment 2014 v.184 pp. 135
- herbaceous plants, etc ; abandoned land; agricultural land; annuals; arid zones; biodiversity; biomass; carbon sequestration; ecosystem services; ecosystems; grasses; habitats; indigenous species; invasive species; irrigation; land restoration; perennials; plant density; plant establishment; shrubs; soil stabilization; sowing; water stress; weeds; wildlife; wind erosion; Great Basin States; North America; Show all 28 Subjects
- ... Rates of cropland abandonment in arid regions are increasing, and abandoned fields in such regions can have low levels of ecosystem function and biodiversity. Long-lived, drought-tolerant shrubs are dominant components of many arid ecosystems, providing multiple ecosystem services such as soil stabilization, herbaceous plant facilitation, carbon storage and wildlife habitat. On abandoned agricultu ...