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Initial density affects biomass–density and allometric relationships in self‐thinning populations of Fagopyrum esculentum
Interactions among plants and allometry are more important than internal physiological scaling mechanisms in determining the self-thinning trajectory of crowded stands, and interpopulation scaling patterns do not reflect processes within populations, and this conflation lies behind much of the current debate about size–density relationships in plant populations and communities.
Variation in growth, reproduction, and resource allocation in an aquatic plant, Vallisneria spinulosa: the influence of amplitude and frequency of water level fluctuations
Water level fluctuations (WLF), one of the most affected ecological drivers by climate change, are dominant forces controlling submerged macrophyte performance and distribution in freshwater…
Water depth affects reproductive allocation and reproductive allometry in the submerged macrophyte Vallisneria natans
- Lei Li, S. Bonser, Zhichun Lan, Ligang Xu, Jia-kuan Chen, Zhiping Song
- Environmental ScienceScientific Reports
- 4 December 2017
Investigation of shifts in RA of a submerged macrophyte Vallisneria natans in response to water depth found variations in reproductive allometry represent different strategies under an important stress gradient for these freshwater angiosperms.
Testing mechanisms underlying responses of plant functional traits to flooding duration gradient in a lakeshore meadow
- Zhichun Lan, Haoran Huang, Jia-kuan Chen
- Environmental ScienceJournal of Freshwater Ecology
- 1 January 2019
Abstract Flooding duration is a major factor determining wetland plant growth and community composition. While there have been extensive studies on how direct effects of flooding duration on plant…
Morphological plasticity in response to population density varies with soil conditions and growth stage in Abutilon theophrasti (Malvaceae)
Investigating whether and how soil conditions and plant growth stage affected plant responses to density in a variety of traits under field conditions demonstrated that density–plasticity was inherently complex, including multiple responsive trends within and among traits, and revealed that the ability of the plants to adapt to variation in density via responses of various modular traits has been underestimated.
Divergences in reproductive strategy explain the distribution ranges of Vallisneria species in China
Root morphological responses to population density vary with soil conditions and growth stages: The complexity of density effects
Root allocation increased, decreased, or canalized in response to density, depending on soil conditions and stages of plant growth, indicating the complex effects of population density, including both competitive and facilitative effects.
The allometry of reproductive allocation in a Chloris virgata population in response to simulated atmospheric nitrogen deposition
Influences of submerged plant collapse on diet composition, breadth, and overlap among four crane species at Poyang Lake, China
The study elucidates crane diets in an unprecedented level of detail and emphasizes the superior quality of natural wetlands compared to agricultural fields as foraging habitats for cranes.
The underlying basis for the trade-off between leaf size and leafing intensity
- Yingxin Huang, M. Lechowicz, C. Price, Lei Li, Ying Wang, D. Zhou
- Environmental Science
- 1 February 2016
The results support the idea that the trade-off between leaf size and volume-based leafing intensity depends on both biomass investment (leaves vs. stems) and stem bulk density (mass vs. volume), whereas the Trade-off Between Leaf size and mass-based Leafing intensity only depends on the biomass investment.