Temporal variability in California grasslands: soil type and species functional traits mediate response to precipitation.

@article{FernandezGoing2012TemporalVI,
  title={Temporal variability in California grasslands: soil type and species functional traits mediate response to precipitation.},
  author={B. M. Fernandez-Going and Brian L. Anacker and Sandy P Harrison},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2012},
  volume={93 9},
  pages={2104-14}
}
Plant communities on infertile soils may be relatively resistant to climatic variation if species in these communities have "stress-tolerant" functional traits that limit their ability to respond to climate. Alternatively, such communities may be more sensitive to climatic variation if their relatively sparse vegetative cover exposes species to more extreme… CONTINUE READING