The world-wide ‘fast–slow’ plant economics spectrum: a traits manifesto

@inproceedings{Reich2014TheW,
  title={The world-wide ‘fast–slow’ plant economics spectrum: a traits manifesto},
  author={Peter B. Reich},
  year={2014}
}
1. The leaf economics spectrum (LES) provides a useful framework for examining species strategies as shaped by their evolutionary history. However, that spectrum, as originally described, involved only two key resources (carbon and nutrients) and one of three economically important plant organs. Herein, I evaluate whether the economics spectrum idea can be broadly extended to water – the third key resource –stems, roots and entire plants and to individual, community and ecosystem scales. My… CONTINUE READING
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