A trait-based approach to comparative functional plant ecology: concepts, methods and applications for agroecology. A review

@article{Garnier2011ATA,
  title={A trait-based approach to comparative functional plant ecology: concepts, methods and applications for agroecology. A review},
  author={Eric Garnier and M. Carmen Garrido Navas},
  journal={Agronomy for Sustainable Development},
  year={2011},
  volume={32},
  pages={365-399}
}
Comparative functional ecology seeks to understand why and how ecological systems and their components operate differently across environments. Although traditionally used in (semi)-natural situations, its concepts and methods could certainly apply to address key issues in the large variety of agricultural systems encountered across the world. In this review, we present major advances in comparative plant functional ecology that were made possible over the last two decades by the rapid… CONTINUE READING
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