Leaves capture waterbromeliads
The leaves of some bromeliads capture water and nutrients in a storage tank via hydrophobic leaf surfaces.
Plant species diversity creates long-term stabilityprairie grasslands
Diverse plant species in prairie grasslands support a long-term, stable ecosystem because they exhibit complementary functionality.
Nurse shrubs promote ecosystem regenerationMediterranean montane ecosystems
Pioneering nurse shrubs in Mediterranean montane forests promote ecosystem regeneration by increasing shade above ground and potassium below ground.