- Root proliferation and seed yield in response to spatial heterogeneity of below-ground competitionErin E O'Brien
Biological Sciences, Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 93106, USA
New Phytol 168:401-12. 2005..Root proliferation in the shared pot was higher compared with the exclusively occupied pot. Plants appear to display sophisticated nutrient foraging with outcomes that permit insights into interplant competition...
- Roots in space: a spatially explicit model for below-ground competition in plantsErin E O'Brien
Joint Science Department, Claremont Colleges, W M Keck Science Center, 925 N Mills Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711 5916, USA
Proc Biol Sci 274:929-34. 2007..Seemingly erratic patterns of root proliferation and root overlap become the expected outcome of nutrient foraging games played in soils with small-scale heterogeneities in nutrient availability...