The role of nurse successional stages on species‐specific facilitation in drylands: Nurse traits and facilitation skills

@inproceedings{Fagundes2018TheRO,
  title={The role of nurse successional stages on species‐specific facilitation in drylands: Nurse traits and facilitation skills},
  author={Marina Fagundes and Wolfgang W Weisser and Gislene Ganade},
  booktitle={Ecology and evolution},
  year={2018}
}
Plant establishment is a challenge in semiarid environments due to intense and frequent drought periods. The presence of neighboring trees (nurses) can increase the establishment of seedlings (targets) by improving resource availability and microclimate. The nurse effect, however, might vary depending on nurse-target species combinations but factors that… CONTINUE READING