CORRELATION OF NEIGHBORHOOD RELATIONSHIPS, CARBON ASSIMILATION, AND WATER STATUS OF SAGEBRUSH SEEDLINGS ESTABLISHING AFTER FIRE

@inproceedings{DiCristina2006CORRELATIONON,
  title={CORRELATION OF NEIGHBORHOOD RELATIONSHIPS, CARBON ASSIMILATION, AND WATER STATUS OF SAGEBRUSH SEEDLINGS ESTABLISHING AFTER FIRE},
  author={Katherine DiCristina and Matthew J. Germino},
  year={2006}
}
Abstract Interactions of Artemisia tridentata ssp. vaseyana (mountain big sagebrush) and neighboring herbs may affect community development following fire in sagebrush steppe. Dry mass, photosynthesis, and water relations were measured for seedlings of A. tridentata ssp. vaseyana occurring at different distances from neighboring herbs in the initial growing seasons following fire, when herbs dominate plant community cover. Seedling mass significantly increased as distance to neighboring herbs… 

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