The worldwide leaf economics spectrum

@article{Wright2004TheWL,
  title={The worldwide leaf economics spectrum},
  author={I. Wright and P. Reich and M. Westoby and D. Ackerly and Z. Baruch and F. Bongers and J. Cavender-Bares and T. Chapin and J. Cornelissen and M. Diemer and J. Flexas and E. Garnier and P. Groom and J. Gul{\'i}as and K. Hikosaka and B. Lamont and Tali D. Lee and William Lee and C. Lusk and J. Midgley and M. Navas and {\"U}. Niinemets and J. Oleksyn and N. Osada and Hendrik Poorter and P. Poot and L. Prior and V. Pyankov and C. Roumet and Sean C Thomas and M. Tjoelker and E. Veneklaas and R. Villar},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2004},
  volume={428},
  pages={821-827}
}
Key ResultBringing together leaf trait data spanning 2,548 species and 175 sites we describe, for the first time at global scale, a universal spectrum of leaf economics consisting of key chemical, structural and physiological properties. The spectrum runs from quick to slow return on investments of nutrients and dry mass in leaves, and operates largely independently of growth form, plant functional type or biome.Expand

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