Photosynthetic resource-use efficiency and demographic variability in desert winter annual plants.

  title={Photosynthetic resource-use efficiency and demographic variability in desert winter annual plants.},
  author={T. Huxman and G. Barron-Gafford and Katharine L. Gerst and A. Angert and Anna P. Tyler and D. Venable},
  volume={89 6},
  • T. Huxman, G. Barron-Gafford, +3 authors D. Venable
  • Published 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Ecology
  • We studied a guild of desert winter annual plants that differ in long-term variation in per capita reproductive success (lb, the product of per capita survival from germination to reproduction, l, times per capita reproduction of survivors, b) to relate individual function to population and community dynamics. We hypothesized that variation in lb should be related to species' positions along a trade-off between relative growth rate (RGR) and photosynthetic water-use efficiency (WUE) because lb… CONTINUE READING
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