The role of reproductive plant traits and biotic interactions in the dynamics of semi-arid plant communities.

@article{Pueyo2010TheRO,
  title={The role of reproductive plant traits and biotic interactions in the dynamics of semi-arid plant communities.},
  author={Yolanda Pueyo and Sonia Kefi and R. Diaz-Sierra and C. L. Alados and Max Rietkerk},
  journal={Theoretical population biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={78 4},
  pages={289-97}
}
The dynamics of semi-arid plant communities are determined by the interplay between competition and facilitation among plants. The sign and strength of these biotic interactions depend on plant traits. However, the relationships between plant traits and biotic interactions, and the consequences for plant communities are still poorly understood. Our objective here was to investigate, with a modelling approach, the role of plant reproductive traits on biotic interactions, and the consequences for… CONTINUE READING
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