Intraspecific variation of leaf pubescence and drought response in Encelia farinosa associated with contrasting desert environments

@inproceedings{Sandquist1997IntraspecificVO,
  title={Intraspecific variation of leaf pubescence and drought response in Encelia farinosa associated with contrasting desert environments},
  author={Darren R. Sandquist and James R Ehleringer},
  year={1997}
}
SUMMARY Traits associated with leaf energy balance are especially important for desert plants because decoupling leaf and ambient temperatures can be critical for maximizing productivity and survival in these hot, dry regions. Deserts are also one of the most climatically unpredictable and heterogeneous biomes; thus, variation of energy balance characters due either to plasticity or genetic differentiation might also be crucial to the success of desert plant species. In a common garden… CONTINUE READING

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