Allometric scaling of production and life-history variation in vascular plants

@article{Enquist1999AllometricSO,
  title={Allometric scaling of production and life-history variation in vascular plants},
  author={Brian J. Enquist and Geoffrey B. West and Eric L. Charnov and James H. Brown},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1999},
  volume={401},
  pages={907-911}
}
A prominent feature of comparative life histories is the well documented negative correlation between growth rate and life span. Patterns of resource allocation during growth and reproduction reflect life-history differences between species. This is particularly striking in tropical forests, where tree species can differ greatly in their rates of growth and ages of maturity but still attain similar canopy sizes. Here we provide a theoretical framework for relating life-history variables to… CONTINUE READING
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