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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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Double-blind review favours increased representation of female authors.
Double-blind peer review, in which neither author nor reviewer identity are revealed, is rarely practised in ecology or evolution journals. However, in 2001, double-blind review was introduced by theExpand
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The leaf size/number trade‐off in trees
Summary 1 Using a sample of 24 common deciduous angiosperm trees of the Eastern Deciduous Forest region of North America, we tested the hypothesis that leaf size variation across species can beExpand
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On the relationship between r/K selection and environmental carrying capacity: a new habitat templet for plant life history strategies.
We propose a revision of the habitat templet approach for modelling the relationship between r/K selection and selection related to the level of resource impoverishment within vegetation. The latterExpand
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Ecological Combining Ability and Competitive Combining Ability in Plants: Toward a General Evolutionary Theory of Coexistence in Systems of Competition
  • L. Aarssen
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
  • 1 December 1983
The common assumption that species coexistence in nature can be generally explained by processes of natural selection for niche differentiation does not have strong empirical support for plants. TheExpand
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No consistent effect of plant diversity on productivity.
Hector et al . ([1][1]) reported on BIODEPTH, a major international experiment on the response of plant productivity to variation in the number of plant species. They found “an overall log-linearExpand
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Allometry and development in herbaceous plants: functional responses of meristem allocation to light and nutrient availability.
We examined the relationship between meristem allocation and plant size for four annual plant species: Arabidopsis thaliana, Arenaria serphyllifolia, Brassica rapa, and Chaenorrhinum minus. GradientsExpand
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Death without sex—the ‘problem of the small’ and selection for reproductive economy in flowering plants
Most of the resident plants within vegetation fail to leave descendants because of death without sex—i.e. sexual reproduction fails (zero fecundity), primarily because of relatively small plant size.Expand
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The separation of above- and below-ground competition in plants A review and critique of methodology
The relative merits of different methods for separating root and shoot competition in plants are reviewed. The `Divided Pot' technique involves vertical partitions that divide above- and below-groundExpand
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