The finding bodes well for the survival of Lomas communities in the Atacama Desert under future climate change.
Seedling establishment is a crucial bottleneck in plant population dynamics, but seedlings don’t behave the same way fully-grown trees do.
Indirect facilitation by a shrub increased forb community biomass and functional diversity.
Do environmental factors influence plant community assembly on restrictive gypsum soils?
One way invasive species spread through an area is by harnessing variability in traits, but this doesn’t match observations of invasive species on the slopes of Mount Teide.
Climate is likely to change faster than many plant populations can travel, reducing biodiversity in the future.
To fully understand how an ecosystem fits together, consider how alternate designs may achieve the same end.