Is the interaction between Retama sphaerocarpa and its understorey herbaceous vegetation always reciprocally positive? Competition-facilitation shift during Retama establishment

@article{Espigares2004IsTI,
  title={Is the interaction between Retama sphaerocarpa and its understorey herbaceous vegetation always reciprocally positive? Competition-facilitation shift during Retama establishment},
  author={T. Espigares and A. L{\'o}pez-Pintor and J. Benayas},
  journal={Acta Oecologica-international Journal of Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={26},
  pages={121-128}
}
Retama sphaerocarpa is a Mediterranean shrub that when adult, facilitates the establishment of herbaceous plants under its canopy. We test the hypothesis that during the establishment of R. sphaerocarpa seedlings, the interaction with the herbaceous plants is negative. We carried out a greenhouse experiment in which seedlings of R. sphaerocarpa were grown under different conditions of competition with herbs, watering and date of emergence. Measurements of seedling mortality, biomass and growth… Expand

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