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Species-specific patterns of hydraulic lift in co-occurring adult trees and grasses in a sandhill community

Author(s): J. F. Espeleta, J. B. West and L. A. Donovan

Month: Feb
Year: 2004

Journal: Oecologia
Volume: 138
Issue: 3
Pages: 341-349

Article Topic(s): Water
Research Setting(s): Forest

Species Referenced: Aristida beyrichiana (Beyrich threeawn),

Abstract

The ability of 4 tree species and 2 grasses to redistribute water from deep to shallower soil layers (called hydraulic lift) was studied using root isolation chambers. Pinus palustris, Quercus laevis, Quarcus incana and Aristida stricta showed an ability to decrease soil drying in while Quarcus margaretta and Schizachyrium scoparium did not.

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J. F. Espeleta, J. B. West and L. A. Donovan. "Species-specific patterns of hydraulic lift in co-occurring adult trees and grasses in a sandhill community." Oecologia 138.3 (2004): 341-349.

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ISSN: 0029-8549
DOI: 10.1007/s00442-003-1460-8

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