An analysis of winter temperature and dew point under the canopy of a common Sonoran Desert nurse and the implications for positive plant interactions

@article{Drezner2007AnAO,
  title={An analysis of winter temperature and dew point under the canopy of a common Sonoran Desert nurse and the implications for positive plant interactions},
  author={Taly Dawn Drezner},
  journal={Journal of Arid Environments},
  year={2007},
  volume={69},
  pages={554-568}
}
  • T. Drezner
  • Published 1 June 2007
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Arid Environments
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