Testing models for the leaf economics spectrum with leaf and whole-plant traits in Arabidopsis thaliana

@inproceedings{Blonder2015TestingMF,
  title={Testing models for the leaf economics spectrum with leaf and whole-plant traits in Arabidopsis thaliana},
  author={Benjamin Blonder and François Vasseur and Cyrille Violle and Bill Shipley and Brian J. Enquist and Denis Vile},
  booktitle={AoB PLANTS},
  year={2015}
}
The leaf economics spectrum (LES) describes strong relationships between multiple functional leaf traits that determine resource fluxes in vascular plants. Five models have been proposed to explain these patterns: two based on patterns of structural allocation, two on venation networks and one on resource allocation to cell walls and cell contents. Here we test these models using data for leaf and whole-plant functional traits. We use structural equation modelling applied to multiple ecotypes… CONTINUE READING
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