The predicted climatic alterations due to increased temperature levels indicate that the arid and semi-arid ecosystems, will experience increased levels water scarcity. Hence, restoration efforts for those regions like the Mediterranean, will further experience many transplanting failures associated with higher frequency and intensity of drought events. Safeguarding those ecosystems are of crucial importance due to their increased biodiversity levels. It is very encouraging that research has indicated that seedlings that experience a period of water stress, triggers ques that equipes better the seedlings to overcome adverse growth conditions, e.g. enhance root growth. So, based on the conducted experiment, seedlings of forest species were subjected to a range of irrigation treatments for a period of a month. The results showed that seedlings that were treated with reduced water frequency prior to transplanting, were able to successfully maintain their growth and were associated with increased root growth levels. Consequently, by pretreating the seedlings with reduced water prior to transplant triggered increased root growth that maintained
What will audience learn from your presentation?
- Increasing transplanting success.
- Reduced water utilization in arid (semi-arid) ecosystems.
- Understand the species effect