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Environments Journal of Arid Environments 69 (2007) 212227
 

Summary: Journal of
Arid
Environments
Journal of Arid Environments 69 (2007) 212≠227
Grass effects on tree (Prosopis glandulosa) growth in
a temperate savanna
M.T. Simmonsa,√, S.R. Archera,1
, R. James Ansleyb
, W.R. Teagueb
a
Department of Rangeland Ecology and Management, Texas A&M University, 2126 TAMU, College Station,
TX 77840-2126, USA
b
Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, P.O. Box 1658, Vernon, TX 76384, USA
Received 25 July 2006; received in revised form 29 August 2006; accepted 10 October 2006
Available online 28 November 2006
Abstract
The majority of studies on woody≠herbaceous interactions have focused on the effects of trees on
grasses; relatively few have looked at grass effects on adult trees. In a two-year study in a temperate
savanna in northern Texas, tree (Prosopis glandulosa) basal area increased significantly following

  

Source: Archer, Steven R. - Savanna/Woodland Ecology Lab., School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Arizona

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology