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C3 woody plant expansion in a C4 grassland: Are grasses and shrubs functionally distinct
Author(s): J. K. McCarron and A. K. Knapp
Publication Type: Article
Journal: American Journal of Botany
Article Topic(s): Competition,Water
Research Setting(s): Tallgrass prairie,Savanna
Species Referenced: Prunus americana (American plum),
AbstractExamines resource use of C3 woody plants (including Prunus americana) and C4 grassland species (including Andropogon gerardii) to determine similarity of functional roles. The woody plants were not functional equivalents of the C4 grasses but neither were they completely distinct in terms of resource use.
Suggested CitationJ. K. McCarron and A. K. Knapp. "C3 woody plant expansion in a C4 grassland: Are grasses and shrubs functionally distinct." American Journal of Botany 88.10 (2001): 1818-1823.