Biomass accumulation and resource utilization in co-occurring grassland annuals

H. A. Mooney, R. J. Hobbs, J. Gorham, K. Williams

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Abstract

Mediterranean-climate annuals growing on serpentine soils in central California differ greatly in their life spans and reproductive periods dependent on their access to soil moisture. The longer-lived annuals accumulate a greater lifetime biomass, have a higher total, but lower proportional, reproductive output, and produce leaves with a higher C/N ratios at the time of reproduction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)555-558
Number of pages4
JournalOecologia
Volume70
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 1986
Externally publishedYes

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