Seasonal changes of fine root density in the Southern Californian chaparral

@article{Kummerow1978SeasonalCO,
  title={Seasonal changes of fine root density in the Southern Californian chaparral},
  author={Jochen Kummerow and David A. Krause and William Jow},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1978},
  volume={37},
  pages={201-212}
}
Fine root extractions from soil cores of a south facing slope in the Southern Californian chaparral were used to study the dynamics of feeder root growth in a summer-dry area. The studies were concentrated on the root systems of Adenostoma fasciculatum, Arctostaphylos glauca, Ceanothus greggii, and Rhus ovata. The total fine root biomass of Adenostoma fasciculatum increased from 0.6 g dm-3 in early spring to 3.6 g dm-3 in late summer. Considering the specific soil conditions at this site and… CONTINUE READING