Journal article

Life span and structure of ephemeral root modules of different functional groups from a desert system

Bo Liu, Junxia He, Fanjiang Zeng, Jiaqiang Lei, Stefan K Arndt

New Phytologist | WILEY | Published : 2016

University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by Government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by China Postdoctoral Science Foundation General Financial Grant


Funding Acknowledgements

We thank Dali Guo, Zeqing Ma, Yan Li, Xiaopeng Gao, Chengen Ma and Dongwei Gui for valuable comments and modifications regarding this paper; Gang Huang, Xinjun Zheng, Huiliang Liu, Xiaobing Zhou and Bo Zhang for valuable assistance with the data analysis; and Weicheng Luo, Changjun Li and Zichun Guo for assistance in the field and laboratory. We are also grateful to three anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments. This work was supported by the Key Program of Joint Foundation of the National Natural Science Foundation and the Government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China (no. U1203201), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (no. 31100144, 41371516), China Postdoctoral Science Foundation General Financial Grant (no. 2014M552523), and Xinjiang Postdoctoral Science Foundation General Financial Grant.