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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 ...