Functional ecology of congeneric variation in the leaf economics spectrum.

@article{Ji2019FunctionalEO,
  title={Functional ecology of congeneric variation in the leaf economics spectrum.},
  author={Wenli Ji and Stefanie E. LaZerte and Marcia J. Waterway and Martin J. Lechowicz},
  journal={The New phytologist},
  year={2019}
}
Variation in resource availability can lead to phenotypic plasticity in the traits comprising the worldwide leaf economics spectrum (LES), potentially impairing plant function and complicating the use of tabulated values for LES traits in ecological studies. We compared 14 Carex (Cyperaceae) species in a factorial experiment (unshaded/shaded × sufficient/insufficient P) to analyze how changes in the network of allometric scaling relationships among LES traits influenced growth under favorable… CONTINUE READING

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