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
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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