Relative growth rate variation of evergreen and deciduous savanna tree species is driven by different traits.

@article{Corlett2014RelativeGR,
  title={Relative growth rate variation of evergreen and deciduous savanna tree species is driven by different traits.},
  author={Richard T Corlett and Lourens Poorter and Frans Bongers and Fabian Borghetti and Loes C. A. Jacobs and Frank van Langevelde},
  journal={Annals of botany},
  year={2014},
  volume={114 2},
  pages={315-24}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Plant relative growth rate (RGR) depends on biomass allocation to leaves (leaf mass fraction, LMF), efficient construction of leaf surface area (specific leaf area, SLA) and biomass growth per unit leaf area (net assimilation rate, NAR). Functional groups of species may differ in any of these traits, potentially resulting in (1) differences in mean RGR of groups, and (2) differences in the traits driving RGR variation within each group. We tested these predictions by… CONTINUE READING
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