Plant Functional Trait Variation in Tropical Dry Forests : A Review and Synthesis

@inproceedings{Hulshof2013PlantFT,
  title={Plant Functional Trait Variation in Tropical Dry Forests : A Review and Synthesis},
  author={Catherine M. Hulshof and Angelina Mart{\'i}nez-Yr{\'i}zar and Alberto B{\'u}rquez and Brad Boyle and Brian J. Enquist},
  year={2013}
}
Plant functional traits are an integrative measure of plant fitness in different environments and strongly impact ecosystem processes such as primary productivity, decomposition, and nutrient cycling (Diaz et al. 2004). Across environmental gradients, shifts in functional traits at the whole-plant level are consistent with a trade-off between rapid biomass production and efficient nutrient conservation (Reich et al. 1997). Species in resource-rich environments tend to be fast growing and have… CONTINUE READING