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Root structure-function relationships in 74 species: evidence of a root economics spectrum related to carbon economy.
The findings of this study support the existence of a RES representing an axis of trait variation in which root respiration was positively correlated to nitrogen concentration and specific root length and negatively correlated to the root dry matter content, lignin : nitrogen ratio and the remaining mass after decomposition.
Leaf element concentrations of terrestrial plants across China are influenced by taxonomy and the environment
Aim The productivity, functioning and biogeochemical cycles of terrestrial ecosystems are strongly affected by leaf element concentrations. Understanding the biological and ecological factors…
Rapid determination of comparative drought tolerance traits: using an osmometer to predict turgor loss point
1. Across plant species, drought tolerance and distributions with respect to water availability are strongly correlated with two physiological traits, the leaf water potential at wilting, that is,…
Weak tradeoff between xylem safety and xylem-specific hydraulic efficiency across the world's woody plant species.
There appears to be no persuasive explanation for the considerable number of species with both low efficiency and low safety in branch xylem, and these species represent a real challenge for understanding the evolution ofxylem.
Tree ring density-based summer temperature reconstruction for the central Hengduan Mountains in southern China
Cyclic electron flow plays an important role in photoprotection for the resurrection plant Paraboearufescens under drought stress
- Wei Huang, Shijian Yang, Shi-Bao Zhang, Jiao‐Lin Zhang, K. Cao
- Environmental SciencePlanta
- 1 April 2012
The results suggested that CEF is an important mechanism for protecting PSI and PSII from drought stress in resurrection plants.
Stem and leaf hydraulics of congeneric tree species from adjacent tropical savanna and forest ecosystems
The results of this study suggest that the relative success of savanna over forest species in savanna is related in part to their ability to cope with drought, which is determined more by leaf than by stem hydraulic traits.
Spatial and temporal temperature trends on the Yunnan Plateau (Southwest China) during 1961–2004
Monthly mean (TEM), maximum (Tmax) and minimum (Tmin) surface air temperatures at 119 meteorological stations on the Yunnan Plateau (YP, Southwest China) were analysed for temporal trends and spatial…
Stem hydraulic traits and leaf water-stress tolerance are co-ordinated with the leaf phenology of angiosperm trees in an Asian tropical dry karst forest.
The results reveal the clear distinctions in stem hydraulic traits and leaf water-stress tolerance between the co-occurring evergreen and deciduous angiosperm trees in an Asian dry karst forest.
Hydraulic properties and photosynthetic rates in co-occurring lianas and trees in a seasonal tropical rainforest in southwestern China
The results showed that the three liana species had larger vessel diameter, lower sapwood density, and consequently higher branch sapwood specific hydraulic conductivity than the three tree species, indicating a trade-off between hydraulic efficiency and safety.