Water flux and canopy conductance of natural versus planted forests in Patagonia, South America

@article{Fernndez2008WaterFA,
  title={Water flux and canopy conductance of natural versus planted forests in Patagonia, South America},
  author={M E Fern{\'a}ndez and Javier E. Gyenge and Tom{\'a}s M. Schlichter},
  journal={Trees},
  year={2008},
  volume={23},
  pages={415-427}
}
In NW Patagonia, South America, natural shrublands and mixed forests of short Nothofagus antarctica (G. Forst.) Oerst. trees are currently being replaced by plantations with Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb) Franco. This land use change is controversial because the region is prone to drought, and replacement of native vegetation by planted forests may increase vegetation water use. The goal of this study was to examine the physiological differences, especially the response of water flux and canopy… CONTINUE READING
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