Sporadic rainy events are more critical than increasing of drought intensity for woody species recruitment in a Mediterranean community

@article{Matas2011SporadicRE,
  title={Sporadic rainy events are more critical than increasing of drought intensity for woody species recruitment in a Mediterranean community},
  author={Luis Mat{\'i}as and Regino Zamora and Jorge Castro},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2011},
  volume={169},
  pages={833-844}
}
The understanding of the impact of extreme climatic events under a global climate change scenario is crucial for the accurate forecast of future plant community dynamics. We have experimentally assessed the effect of drier and wetter summer conditions on the recruitment probabilities and the growth of seedlings from eight woody species representative of the most important functional groups in the community, pioneer shrubs, mid-successional shrubs and trees, across the main habitats in the study… 
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