Intraspecific trait variation and the differential decline of meadow species during conifer encroachment


Conifer encroachment has reduced the extent and habitat quality of mountain meadows throughout western North America. Past studies in the Cascade Range of Oregon reveal surprising variation in the pace at which meadow species are lost to encroachment. We hypothesized that this variation relates to intraspecific variability in plant functional traits that… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11258-017-0712-3


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