Underground Structures of Woody Plants in Mediterranean Ecosystems of Australia, California, and Chile

  • Josep Canadell
  • Paul H. Zedler
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 108)


Interest in the possible evolutionary convergence has been the impetus for comparative studies of how organisms function in mediterranean ecosystems (Cody and Mooney 1978). For plants, stem architecture, seasonal growth patterns, nutrient relationships, and some physiological aspects have been examined to determine if convergence occurs under similar climatic constraints.


Root System Evergreen Species Mediterranean Ecosystem Axial Parenchyma Jarrah Forest 
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