Ecology of leaf teeth: A multi-site analysis from an Australian subtropical rainforest.

@article{Royer2009EcologyOL,
  title={Ecology of leaf teeth: A multi-site analysis from an Australian subtropical rainforest.},
  author={Dana L. Royer and Robert Kooyman and Stefan A. Little and Peter Wilf},
  journal={American journal of botany},
  year={2009},
  volume={96 4},
  pages={738-50}
}
Teeth are conspicuous features of many leaves. The percentage of species in a flora with toothed leaves varies inversely with temperature, but other ecological controls are less known. This gap is critical because leaf teeth may be influenced by water availability and growth potential and because fossil tooth characters are widely used to reconstruct paleoclimate. Here, we test whether ecological attributes related to disturbance, water availability, and growth strategy influence the… CONTINUE READING