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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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TRY – a global database of plant traits
Plant traits – the morphological, anatomical, physiological, biochemical and phenological characteristics of plants and their organs – determine how primary producers respond to environmentalExpand
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Global wood density database
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Testing hypotheses that link wood anatomy to cavitation resistance and hydraulic conductivity in the genus Acer.
• Vulnerability to cavitation and conductive efficiency depend on xylem anatomy. We tested a large range of structure-function hypotheses, some for the first time, within a single genus to minimizeExpand
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Morphological variation of intervessel pit membranes and implications to xylem function in angiosperms.
Pit membranes between xylem vessels have been suggested to have functional adaptive traits because of their influence on hydraulic resistance and vulnerability to embolism in plants. Observations ofExpand
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Structure and function of bordered pits: new discoveries and impacts on whole-plant hydraulic function.
Bordered pits are cavities in the lignified cell walls of xylem conduits (vessels and tracheids) that are essential components in the water-transport system of higher plants. The pit membrane, whichExpand
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Methods for measuring plant vulnerability to cavitation: a critical review.
Xylem cavitation resistance has profound implications for plant physiology and ecology. This process is characterized by a 'vulnerability curve' (VC) showing the variation of the percentage ofExpand
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Aluminum hyperaccumulation in angiosperms: A review of its phylogenetic significance
Aluminum phytotoxicity and genetically based aluminum resistance has been studied intensively during recent decades because aluminum toxicity is often the primary factor limiting crop productivity onExpand
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Meta-analysis reveals that hydraulic traits explain cross-species patterns of drought-induced tree mortality across the globe
Significance Predicting the impacts of climate extremes on plant communities is a central challenge in ecology. Physiological traits may improve prediction of drought impacts on forests globally. WeExpand
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