Evidence for consistent functional groups of wetland vegetation across a broad geographical range of Europe

  title={Evidence for consistent functional groups of wetland vegetation across a broad geographical range of Europe},
  author={Jeremy Hills and Kevin J. Murphy},
  journal={Wetlands Ecology and Management},
We provide evidence for the existence of a general relationship between plant size and survival strategy (sensu Grime 1974) in wetland habitats across a broad geographical range in European riverine wetlands. Between April−October, in 1991 and 1992, data on eight size-related traits were collected for 144 plant populations, drawn from 85 plant species, growing in riverine wetland habitats in Spain, France, Ireland and the UK. Two non-hierarchical techniques were used to classify plant… CONTINUE READING

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