Relationships between Flowering Phenology and Functional Traits in Eastern Tibet Alpine Meadow

  title={Relationships between Flowering Phenology and Functional Traits in Eastern Tibet Alpine Meadow},
  author={Peng Jia and Twenke Bayaerta and Xiangqian Li and Guozhen Du},
  • Peng Jia, Twenke Bayaerta, +1 author Guozhen Du
  • Published 2011
  • Biology, Geology
  • Abstract Flowering phenology is a key life history trait that strongly influences reproductive success. We investigated the relationship between flowering phenology and functional traits of 48 alpine herb species using the Leaf-Height-Seed (LHS) scheme developed by Westoby (1998) to quantify the ecological strategy of the plant species. Phenological data were obtained by weekly observation of fifty 0.5 × 0.5 m2 quadrates. Specific leaf area (SLA), height, and seed size of 48 alpine herbs were… CONTINUE READING
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