Potential for Using Facilitation by Grasses to Establish Shrubs on a Semiarid Degraded Steppe

  title={Potential for Using Facilitation by Grasses to Establish Shrubs on a Semiarid Degraded Steppe},
  author={Fernando and T. and MAESTRE and Susana Bautista and J Lombard́ıa Corti{\~n}a and Juan Bellot},
In arid and semiarid environments, isolated vegetative patches establish islands of fertility in which facilitation is a dominant interaction between plant species. These patches may provide favorable microsites for revegetation with desirable species in areas where traditional revegetation procedures fail. Alpha grass (Stipa tenacissima) steppes are widely distributed within the semiarid areas of southern Europe and northern Africa and represent a degraded stage of climax vegetation. In this… CONTINUE READING
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