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The worldwide leaf economics spectrum
Reliable quantification of the leaf economics spectrum and its interaction with climate will prove valuable for modelling nutrient fluxes and vegetation boundaries under changing land-use and climate. Expand
Causes and consequences of variation in leaf mass per area (LMA): a meta-analysis.
- Hendrik Poorter, U. Niinemets, L. Poorter, I. Wright, R. Villar
- Biology, Medicine
- The New phytologist
- 1 May 2009
Responses constructed from experiments under controlled conditions showed that LMA varied strongly with light, temperature and submergence, moderately with CO2 concentration and nutrient and water stress, and marginally under most other conditions. Expand
Assessing the generality of global leaf trait relationships.
Global-scale quantification of relationships between plant traits gives insight into the evolution of the world's vegetation, and is crucial for parameterizing vegetation-climate models. A database… Expand
The fate of acquired carbon in plants: chemical composition and construction costs
One of the goals of ecophysiology and agronomy is to unders tand the physiological basis of plant growth. In this respect, the process of photosynthesis has received ample attention. Large efforts… Expand
Comparison of leaf construction costs in woody species with differing leaf life-spans in contrasting ecosystems.
The small differences in leaf CC among leaf life-span types and ecosystems suggest that SLA is more important in determining differences in the carbon balance between species than leaf CC, and leaf size is shown to be an important trait associated with other leaf characteristics. Expand
Interactions of drought and shade effects on seedlings of four Quercus species: physiological and structural leaf responses.
The physiological and structural leaf responses of seedlings of two evergreen and two deciduous Quercus species, grown in a glasshouse and subjected to contrasted conditions of light, light and high irradiance, indicated that the drought response on leaf performance depended on the light environment. Expand
Effects of biochars produced from different feedstocks on soil properties and sunflower growth
The use of biochar as a soil amendment is gaining interest to mitigate climate change and improve soil fertility and crop productivity. However, studies to date show a great variability in the… Expand
Dark Leaf Respiration in Light and Darkness of an Evergreen and a Deciduous Plant Species
Respiration in light and respiration in darkness are tightly coupled, with variation in respiration on leaves of an evergreen and a deciduous species accounting for more than 60% of the variation inrespiration in light. Expand
Enhanced wheat yield by biochar addition under different mineral fertilization levels
- J. A. Alburquerque, Pablo C. Salazar, +4 authors R. Villar
- Environmental Science
- Agronomy for Sustainable Development
- 29 January 2013
Climate change and global warming have worldwide adverse consequences. Biochar production and its use in agriculture can play a key role in climate change mitigation and help improve the quality and… Expand