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Towards a worldwide wood economics spectrum.
Wood performs several essential functions in plants, including mechanically supporting aboveground tissue, storing water and other resources, and transporting sap. Woody tissues are likely to faceExpand
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Global convergence in the vulnerability of forests to drought
Shifts in rainfall patterns and increasing temperatures associated with climate change are likely to cause widespread forest decline in regions where droughts are predicted to increase in durationExpand
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Functional traits and the growth-mortality trade-off in tropical trees.
A trade-off between growth and mortality rates characterizes tree species in closed canopy forests. This trade-off is maintained by inherent differences among species and spatial variation in lightExpand
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Global wood density database
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The global spectrum of plant form and function
Earth is home to a remarkable diversity of plant forms and life histories, yet comparatively few essential trait combinations have proved evolutionarily viable in today’s terrestrial biosphere. ByExpand
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Three keys to the radiation of angiosperms into freezing environments
Early flowering plants are thought to have been woody species restricted to warm habitats. This lineage has since radiated into almost every climate, with manifold growth forms. As angiosperms spreadExpand
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Angiosperm wood structure: Global patterns in vessel anatomy and their relation to wood density and potential conductivity.
Woody stems comprise a large biological carbon fraction and determine water transport between roots and leaves; their structure and function can influence both carbon and hydrological cycles. WhileExpand
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A long-term evaluation of fruiting phenology: importance of climate change
Within the last decade the study of phenology has taken on new importance because of its contribution to climate-change research. However, phenology data sets spanning many years are rare in theExpand
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Global patterns in plant height.
Summary 1. Plant height is a central part of plant ecological strategy. It is strongly correlated with life span, seed mass and time to maturity, and is a major determinant of a species’ ability toExpand
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Global meta-analysis of wood decomposition rates: a role for trait variation among tree species?
The carbon flux from woody debris, a crucial uncertainty within global carbon-climate models, is simultaneously affected by climate, site environment and species-based variation in wood quality. InExpand
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