Plant functional traits suggest a change in novel ecological strategies for dominant species in the stages of forest succession

@article{Chai2015PlantFT,
  title={Plant functional traits suggest a change in novel ecological strategies for dominant species in the stages of forest succession},
  author={Yongfu Chai and Ming Yue and Mao Wang and Jinshi Xu and Xiao Liu and Ruichang Zhang and Pengcheng Wan},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2015},
  volume={180},
  pages={771-783}
}
In forest succession, the ecological strategies of the dominant species that are based on functional traits are important in the determination of both the mechanisms and the potential directions of succession. Thirty-one plots were established in the Loess Plateau region of northern Shaanxi in China. Fifteen leaf traits were measured for the 31 dominant species that represented the six stages of succession, and the traits included four that were related to morphology, seven to stoichiometry and… CONTINUE READING
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