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Document title

Vegetation strategies for soil water consumption along a pluviometric gradient in southern Spain

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

RUIZ-SINOGA J.D. (1) ; GABARRÓN GALEOTE M.A. (1) ; MARTINEZ MURILLO J.F. (1) ; GARCIA MARÍN R. (2) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography, Univ., Málaga, ESPAGNE
(2) Dep. of Geography, Univ. of Extremadura, ESPAGNE

Abstract

The AA. analyze variation in soil moisture, water availability for plants, and drying processes on the hillslopes, and relationships between these factors and the annual variability of vegetation cover. The results show that clay content is a key factor defining the limit of water availability in the soil (the wilting point). Significant differences between soil moisture/available water and vegetation cover were observed, defining a positive feedback process that varied in nature along the pluviometric gradient. At the driest sites the vegetation species were better adapted to the lack of water and more independent of rainfall

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 84, no1-2 [pp. 12-20]

Bibliographic references : 1,5 p.

Collation : 6 fig., 5 tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1016/j.catena.2010.08.011

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