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TRY – a global database of plant traits
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The improved availability of plant trait data in the unified global database is expected to support a paradigm shift from species to trait-based ecology, offer new opportunities for synthetic plant trait research and enable a more realistic and empirically grounded representation of terrestrial vegetation in Earth system models. Expand
Integrated screening validates primary axes of specialisation in plants
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The evidence assembled here and elsewhere in the current literature points to the existence of primary functional types, including those recognized by Ramenskii and Grime, which provide strong evidence of functional integration between evolutionary specializations in root and shoot and support Donald's unified theory of competitive ability. Expand
The plant traits that drive ecosystems: Evidence from three continents
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Whether the screening techniques remain operational in widely contrasted circumstances, to test for the existence of axes of variation in the particular sets of traits, and for their links with ‘harder’ traits of proven importance to ecosystem functioning are discovered. Expand
The plant traits that drive ecosystems: Evidence from three continents
Abstract Question: A set of easily-measured (‘soft’) plant traits has been identified as potentially useful predictors of ecosystem functioning in previous studies. Here we aimed to discover whetherExpand
Global patterns of leaf mechanical properties.
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It is discovered that toughness per density contributed a surprisingly large fraction to variation in mechanical resistance, larger than the fractions contributed by lamina thickness and tissue density, and was associated with long leaf lifespan especially in forest understory. Expand
Red Data Book of Iran. A Preliminary Survey of Endemic, Rare and Endangered Plant Species in Iran
Red Data Book Of Iran : A Preliminary Survey of Endemic Rare & Endangered Plant Species in Iran , Red Data Book Of Iran : A Preliminary Survey of Endemic Rare & Endangered Plant Species in Iran ,Expand
Seed size, shape and persistence in the soil in an Iranian flora
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It is suggested that predation prevents persistence of large seeds in most floras, where large-seeded persistent species predominate in Australia and New Zealand, and other factors may interfere with the relationship between seed size and predation. Expand
Leaf surface flavonoids in Iranian species of Nepeta (Lamiaceae) and some related genera
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The presence of methoxylated flavonols and absence of 8-hydroxycirsimaritin and related compounds distinguished species of Dracocephalum and Nepeta, whereas lack of flavonoids with 6- and 8-oxygenation of the A-ring characterised species of the genus Lallemantia. Expand
Floristic characteristics of the wetland sites on dry southern slopes of the Alborz Mts., N. Iran: the role of altitude in floristic composition.
Abstract The Alborz Mountains, the second largest range in Iran, is, on its southern slopes, mainly covered by steppe vegetation. These dry slopes also include ‘green islands’ of wetland. FloristicExpand
Stomatal vs. genome size in angiosperms: the somatic tail wagging the genomic dog?
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The hypothesis, that the optimization of stomatal size for functional efficiency is a major ecological determinant of genome size, remains unproven. Expand
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