Mechanisms of plant competition for nutrients, water and light

  title={Mechanisms of plant competition for nutrients, water and light},
  author={Joseph M. Craine and Ray Dybzinski},
  journal={Functional Ecology},
Summary Competition for resources has long been considered a prevalent force in structuring plant communities and natural selection, yet our understanding of the mechanisms that underlie resource competition is still developing. The complexity of resource competition is derived not only from the variability of resource limitation in space and time and among species, but also from the complexity of the resources themselves. Nutrients, water and light each differ in their properties, which… 

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