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Leaf gas exchange in canopy species of a Venezuelan cloud forest
(Biotropica 41(6): 659-664, 2009-11)
Tropical cloud forests are considered humid ecosystems with frequent cloud cover down to the ground surface. However, seasonal variation in precipitation may induce short-term water stress. For canopy leaves, this water ...
Coupling soil water and shoot dynamics in three grass species: A spatial stochastic model on water competition in Neotropical savanna
(Ecological Modelling 220: 2734 - 2743, 2009-10-24)
Savannas are ecosystems known for their high environmental and economic value. They cover at least 20% of the global land surface and, in some cases, can act as a boundary between tropical rainforest and deserts.Water is ...
Low temperature resistance in saplings and ramets of Polylepis sericea in the Venezuelan Andes
(Acta Oecologica 35(5): 610–613, 2009-10)
The frequent occurrence of all year-round below zero temperatures in tropical high mountains constitutes a most stressful climatic factor that plants have to confront. Polylepis forests are found well above the continuous ...
Functional characterisitcs of the arborescent genus Polylepis along a latitudinal gradient in the high Andes
(Interciencia 32(10): 663-668, 2007-09)
Polylepis is a genus restricted to the Andean Mountain Range, naturally occurring above the upper continuous forest limit. The purpose of this work was to integrate and compare functional characteristics in terms of water ...