Covariation in leaf and root traits for native and non-native grasses along an altitudinal gradient in New Zealand

@article{Craine2003CovariationIL,
  title={Covariation in leaf and root traits for native and non-native grasses along an altitudinal gradient in New Zealand},
  author={Joseph M. Craine and William G. K. Lee},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2003},
  volume={134},
  pages={471-478}
}
Across 30 grassland sites in New Zealand that ranged from native alpine grasslands to low elevation improved pastures, there were consistent patterns of leaf and root traits and significant differences between native and non-native grasses. Plants of high altitude sites have low N concentrations in both their leaves and roots, have thick leaves and roots, yet no differences in tissue density or photosynthetic water use efficiency when compared to plants of low altitude sites. Both the leaves… CONTINUE READING
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