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A research agenda for seed-trait functional ecology

Saatkamp, Arne; Cochrane, Anne; Commander, Lucy E; Guja, Lydia K.; Jiminez-Alfaro, Borja; Larson, Julie; Nicotra, Adrienne; Poschlod, Peter; Silveira, Fernando A. O.; Cross, Adam T.; Dalziell, Emma L.; Dickie, John; Erickson, Todd E.; Satyanti, Annisa

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Trait‐based approaches have improved our understanding of plant evolution, community assembly and ecosystem functioning. A major challenge for the upcoming decades is to understand the functions and evolution of early life‐history traits, across levels of organization and ecological strategies. Although a variety of seed traits are critical for dispersal, persistence, germination timing and seedling establishment, only seed mass has been considered systematically. Here we suggest broadening the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/186100
Source: New Phytologist
DOI: 10.1111/nph.15502
Access Rights: Open Access

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