Root plasticity buffers competition among plants: theory meets experimental data.

Abstract

Morphological plasticity is a striking characteristic of plants in natural communities. In the context of foraging behavior particularly, root plasticity has been documented for numerous species. Root plasticity is known to mitigate competitive interactions by reducing the overlap of the individuals' rhizospheres. But despite its obvious effect on resource… (More)

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@article{Schiffers2011RootPB, title={Root plasticity buffers competition among plants: theory meets experimental data.}, author={Katja H. Schiffers and Katja Tielb{\"{o}rger and Britta Tietjen and Florian Jeltsch}, journal={Ecology}, year={2011}, volume={92 3}, pages={610-20} }