Belowground structure and production in a Mediterranean sand dune shrub community

@article{Martnez1998BelowgroundSA,
  title={Belowground structure and production in a Mediterranean sand dune shrub community},
  author={F. Mart{\'i}nez and Orlando Merino and A Chicharro Martı́n and D. Garc{\'i}a Mart{\'i}n and Jos{\'e} Luis Ca{\~n}ada Merino},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={1998},
  volume={201},
  pages={209-216}
}
Belowground structure and annual production in an open Mediterranean scrub were studied on a sandy substrate which had not been harvested or exposed to fire during the last 30–40 years. Estimated belowground biomass (1328 ± 93.4 g m-2) and production (548 ± 246.9 g m-2 yr-1) were lower than in other Mediterranean scrubs. However, the energy investment in belowground structures was high (root biomass/ shoot biomass = 2.7; annual belowground production/ annual aboveground production = 7.1), which… CONTINUE READING

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