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Pedogenic and microbial interrelations to regional climate and local topography : New insights from a climate gradient (arid to humid) along the Coastal Cordillera of Chile
Abstract The effects of climate and topography on soil physico-chemical and microbial parameters were studied along an extensive latitudinal climate gradient in the Coastal Cordillera of Chile… Expand
Functional trait variation predicts distribution of alien plant species across the light gradient in a temperate rainforest
Evaluating alien plant distribution across the light gradient, its relationship with native plant diversity and abundance, and variation in functional traits related to light capture found little evidence of ecological or phylogenetic constraints on functional trait variation. Expand
SoilTemp: a global database of near-surface temperature.
- J. Lembrechts, J. Aalto, +169 authors I. Nijs
- Medicine, Environmental Science
- Global change biology
- 20 April 2020
A call for temperature time series submissions to SoilTemp, a geospatial database initiative compiling soil and near-surface temperature data from all over the world, will pave the way towards an improved global understanding of microclimate and bridge the gap between the available climate data and the climate at fine spatiotemporal resolutions relevant to most organisms and ecosystem processes. Expand
Chemistry and microbiology of the Critical Zone along a steep climate and vegetation gradient in the Chilean Coastal Cordillera.
Abstract The Chilean Coastal Cordillera features a spectacular climate and vegetation gradient, ranging from arid and unvegetated areas in the north to humid and forested areas in the south. The… Expand
Relative effects of climate and litter traits on decomposition change with time, climate and trait variability
Functional traits variation explains the distribution of Aextoxicon punctatum (Aextoxicaceae) in pronounced moisture gradients within fog-dependent forest fragments
- B. Salgado-Negret, Rafaella Canessa, F. Valladares, J. Armesto, F. Pérez
- Biology, Medicine
- Front. Plant Sci.
- 23 July 2015
The ability of A. punctatum to modify leaf traits in response to differences in SM availability established over short distances facilitates its persistence in contrasting microhabitats within forest patches, however, xylem anatomy showed limited plasticity, which increases cavitation risk at leeward edges. Expand
Space cannot substitute for time -- an integrated experimental assessment of climate-change effects on litter decomposition
Litter decomposition, a key component of the global carbon cycle, is greatly affected by climate. Unfortunately, our current understanding of climate-change effects on decomposition stems mainly from… Expand