Physiological responses of Haloxylon ammodendron to rainfall pulses in temperate desert regions, Northwestern China

@article{Qiyue2014PhysiologicalRO,
  title={Physiological responses of Haloxylon ammodendron to rainfall pulses in temperate desert regions, Northwestern China},
  author={Yang Qiyue and Zhao Wenzhi and Liu Zhi Bing and Liu Wen Hu},
  journal={Trees},
  year={2014},
  volume={28},
  pages={709-722}
}
Physiological characteristics except WUE of H. ammodendron have obvious response to rainfall pulses of 6–12 mm, and rainfall in this range at least is “effective” precipitation for H. ammodendron. In water-limited ecosystems, pulses of rainfall can trigger a cascade of plant physiological responses. Small precipitation events account for a large proportion of the precipitation received in arid regions. Their potential ecological importance, however, has previously been ignored. Here the… CONTINUE READING