Leaf photosynthetic traits scale with hydraulic conductivity and wood density in Panamanian forest canopy trees

@article{Santiago2004LeafPT,
  title={Leaf photosynthetic traits scale with hydraulic conductivity and wood density in Panamanian forest canopy trees},
  author={L. Santiago and G. Goldstein and F. C. Meinzer and J. Fisher and K. Machado and D. Woodruff and T. Jones},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={140},
  pages={543-550}
}
  • L. Santiago, G. Goldstein, +4 authors T. Jones
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Oecologia
  • We investigated how water transport capacity, wood density and wood anatomy were related to leaf photosynthetic traits in two lowland forests in Panama. Leaf-specific hydraulic conductivity (kL) of upper branches was positively correlated with maximum rates of net CO2 assimilation per unit leaf area (Aarea) and stomatal conductance (gs) across 20 species of canopy trees. Maximum kL showed stronger correlation with Aarea than initial kL suggesting that allocation to photosynthetic potential is… CONTINUE READING
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