Evolutionarily stable leaf area production in plant populations.

  title={Evolutionarily stable leaf area production in plant populations.},
  author={Niels P. R. Anten},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  volume={217 1},
Using an analytical model, it was shown that for a given amount of nitrogen in the canopy of a stand (N(T)), there exists an evolutionarily stable leaf area index (ES-LAI), and therefore an evolutionarily stable average leaf nitrogen content (n(ES)(av);n(ES)(av) =N(T)/ES-LAI), at which no individual plant in the stand can increase its photosynthesis by changing its leaf area. It was also shown that this ES-LAI is always greater than the optimal LAI that maximizes photosynthesis per unit N(T) of… CONTINUE READING

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