A test of the relationship between seasonal rainfall and saguaro cacti branching patterns

@article{Drezner2003ATO,
  title={A test of the relationship between seasonal rainfall and saguaro cacti branching patterns},
  author={Taly Dawn Drezner},
  journal={Ecography},
  year={2003},
  volume={26},
  pages={393-404}
}
  • T. Drezner
  • Published 1 August 2003
  • Environmental Science
  • Ecography
Reproductive output, as well as photosynthetically active radiation interception and CO 2 uptake, increase as saguaro cacti Carnegiea gigantea (Engelm.) Britt. and Rose branch, and branching increases with increasing moisture. The Sonoran Desert experiences distinct summer and winter precipitation regimes that vary in both geography and scale. Many aspects of saguaro ecology are known to depend on the summer rains, which has resulted in an emphasis on summer rains in the literature. Similarly… 
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