The relationship between stem and branch wood specific gravity and the ability of each measure to predict leaf area.

  title={The relationship between stem and branch wood specific gravity and the ability of each measure to predict leaf area.},
  author={Nathan G. Swenson and Brian Joseph Enquist},
  journal={American journal of botany},
  volume={95 4},
A few trait axes that represent differential biomass allocation may summarize plant life-history strategies. Here we examine one of these axes described by wood specific gravity. Wood specific gravity represents the location of a species on a continuum of the rate of growth vs. the likelihood of mechanical failure, ranging from rapid volumetric growth/increased probability of mechanical failure to slow volumetric growth/decreased probability of mechanical failure. Wood specific gravity has been… 

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