Root biomass, root distribution and the fine-root growth dynamics of Quercus coccifera L. in the garrigue of southern France

@article{Kummerow2004RootBR,
  title={Root biomass, root distribution and the fine-root growth dynamics of Quercus coccifera L. in the garrigue of southern France},
  author={Jochen Kummerow and Margarete Kummerow and Louis Trabaud},
  journal={Vegetatio},
  year={2004},
  volume={87},
  pages={37-44}
}
Quercus coccifera L., the characteristic scrub oak of the garrigue, covers more than 100,000 ha in southern France alone. Precipitation in this area averages 900 mm/year and summer rains are not rare. A total belowground biomass of 7.2 kg/m2, including rhizomes and lignotubers, was harvested. Roots were concentrated in the uppermost 50 cm of the soil. It was hypothesized that low winter temperatures inhibit active fine-root growth. This hypothesis was tested by means of fine-root extractions of… CONTINUE READING

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