The effect of shrubs on community structure of annual plants in a sandy desert ecosystem

K. Tielborger, R. Kadmon

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Abstract

Twenty-seven annual species were recorded near Nizzana, Israel, of which five species were found only under the canopies of shrubs, and four species occurred only in the open areas between shrubs. Most of the dominating annual species were significantly more abundant in the shrub habitat and only one species. An ordination analysis of the whole quadrat × species data set revealed a statistically significant separation between quadrats of the two habitat types. The overall results emphasizes the role of shrubs as a source for patchiness in the distribution of annual plants.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)59-64
Number of pages6
JournalVerhandlungen - Gesellschaft fur Okologie
Volume25
StatePublished - 1996

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