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University of Texas at El Paso

 

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I always wanted to do some ecology research. In this paper we looked at the relationship between sunlight distribution and the growth of shrubs on a desert mountain. Different aspects of sunlight (seasonality, summer, winter, total) are all important in niche separation. We looked at all shading angles, not simply slope and aspect.