Recurrent Mild Drought Events Increase Resistance Toward Extreme Drought Stress

  title={Recurrent Mild Drought Events Increase Resistance Toward Extreme Drought Stress},
  author={Sabrina Backhaus and Juergen Kreyling and Kerstin Grant and Carl Beierkuhnlein and Julia Walter and Anke Jentsch},
The frequency and magnitude of extreme weather events such as drought are expected to increase in the future. At present, plant responses to recurrent extreme events have been sparsely examined and the role of stress history on subsequent stress response has been widely neglected. In a long-term field experiment, we investigated the response of grassland and heath communities to a very severe drought event, which exceeded the duration of projected drought scenarios. During the preceding 6 years… CONTINUE READING
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