What drives retrogressive succession? Plant strategies to tolerate infertile and poorly drained soils

@inproceedings{Gaxiola2010WhatDR,
  title={What drives retrogressive succession? Plant strategies to tolerate infertile and poorly drained soils},
  author={Ana Cecilia Fern{\'a}ndez Gaxiola and S. McNeill and David Anthony Coomes},
  year={2010}
}
1. During retrogressive succession, vegetation shifts from taller forests with higher species richness to shorter woody communities of lower diversity. Studies of soil chronosequences have emphasized the role of phosphorus (P) depletion in driving these changes in community structure and composition, but neglected the possible role of poor drainage which is often associated with the oldest sites. 2. We used a fully factorial pot experiment to investigate the effects of soil water conditions and… CONTINUE READING
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