Effects of associating Quercus robur L. and Alnus cordata Loisel. on plantation productivity and water use efficiency

@inproceedings{Battipaglia2017EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of associating Quercus robur L. and Alnus cordata Loisel. on plantation productivity and water use efficiency},
  author={Giovanna Battipaglia and Francesco Pelleri and Fabio Lombardi and Simona Altieri and Angelo Vitone and Emanuele Conte and Roberto Tognetti},
  year={2017}
}
Abstract Mixed-species plantations containing non-nitrogen (N)-fixing species and N-fixing species have the potential to increase the productivity and the ecophysiological performance of the target tree species in comparison to monoculture. However, there are few and conflicting data on the effects of fixed N transfer on species water use efficiency in the short, medium and long term. In this paper, we evaluate the productivity and intrinsic water use efficiency (WUEi), i.e., the ratio of… CONTINUE READING