The effects of mowing and fertilization on carbohydrate reserves and regrowth of grasses: do they promote plant coexistence in species-rich meadows?

@article{Klime2004TheEO,
  title={The effects of mowing and fertilization on carbohydrate reserves and regrowth of grasses: do they promote plant coexistence in species-rich meadows?},
  author={Leos̆ Klime{\vs} and Jitka Klimes̆ov{\'a}},
  journal={Evolutionary Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={15},
  pages={363-382}
}
After the cessation of regular management and after fertilization a single clonal species tends to dominate in many types of grasslands, whereas in regularly managed meadows these potential dominants usually attain a low cover. It has been hypothesized that plants reaching a high dominance in abandoned and fertilized meadows are selectively suppressed by mowing so that a balanced competition is maintained and competitive exclusion is postponed. We compared regeneration capacity and carbohydrate… CONTINUE READING
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