Sensitivity of leaf size and shape to climate: global patterns and paleoclimatic applications.

  title={Sensitivity of leaf size and shape to climate: global patterns and paleoclimatic applications.},
  author={Daniel J. Peppe and Dana L. Royer and B{\'a}rbara Cariglino and Sofia Y Oliver and Sharon Newman and Elias Leight and Grisha Enikolopov and Margo Fernandez-Burgos and Fabiany Herrera and Jonathan Miles Adams and Edwin Correa and Ellen D. Currano and Jarvis M Erickson and Luis Felipe Hinojosa and John W. Hoganson and Ari Iglesias and Carlos A. Jaramillo and Kirk R. Johnson and Gregory J Jordan and Nathan J. B. Kraft and Elizabeth C Lovelock and Christopher H Lusk and Ulo Niinemets and Josep Pe{\~n}uelas and Gillian L Rapson and Scott L. Wing and Ian J Wright},
  journal={The New phytologist},
  volume={190 3},
• Paleobotanists have long used models based on leaf size and shape to reconstruct paleoclimate. However, most models incorporate a single variable or use traits that are not physiologically or functionally linked to climate, limiting their predictive power. Further, they often underestimate paleotemperature relative to other proxies. • Here we quantify leaf-climate correlations from 92 globally distributed, climatically diverse sites, and explore potential confounding factors. Multiple linear… CONTINUE READING

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