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Karina Martínez-Tillería, Andrea P. Loayza, Darren R. Sandquist and Francisco A. Squeo No evidence of a trade-off between drought and shade tolerance in seedlings of six coastal desert shrub species in north-central Chile Journal of Vegetation Science 23

Version of Record online: 22 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2012.01427.x

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This study examined how different levels of light and water affect survival and physiological responses of the entire plant in six species of shrubs. We found species-specific differences in the temporal pattern of mortality. In general, there was no evidence to support a trade-off between tolerance to drought and shade tolerance during early establishment of shrubs in the coastal desert.

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