Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Type: Thesis
Title: Facilitation and fertile islands : linking canopy effects with plant interactions / Graeme T. Hastwell.
Author: Hastwell, Graeme, 1952-
Issue Date: 2001
School/Discipline: Dept. of Environmental Biology
Abstract: This thesis investigates whether trees generate heterogenity in resources and plant community composition and seeks to identify some of the canopy processes that may be responsible. The association between woody perennial plants and heterogeneity in soil resources and plant communities in an arid chenopod shrubland was studied. The results confirm that tree canopies are an important source of heterogeneity in both physical resources and plant community composition. Their effects on neighbouring plants increase with canopy size, while the generation of heterogeneity in soil resources appears to depend both on size and time.
Dissertation Note: Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Adelaide, Dept. of Environmental Biology, 2001
Description: Bibliography: p. 228-249.
x, 249 p., [30] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
Provenance: This electronic version is made publicly available by the University of Adelaide in accordance with its open access policy for student theses. Copyright in this thesis remains with the author. This thesis may incorporate third party material which has been used by the author pursuant to Fair Dealing exception. If you are the author of this thesis and do not wish it to be made publicly available or If you are the owner of any included third party copyright material you wish to be removed from this electronic version, please complete the take down form located at:
Appears in Collections:Research Theses

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
01front.pdf 165.99 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
02whole.pdf12.51 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.