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Global patterns in seed size

Moles, Angela T; Ackerly, David D; Tweddle, John C; Dickie, John B; Smith, Roger; Leishman, Michelle R; Mayfield, Margaret M; Pitman, Andy J; Wood, Jeffrey; Westoby, Mark

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Aim: To provide the first global quantification of the slope and shape of the latitudinal gradient in seed mass, and to determine whether global patterns in seed mass are best explained by growth form, vegetation type, seed dispersal syndrome, or net primary productivity (NPP). Location: Global. Methods: We collected seed mass data for 11,481 species × site combinations from around the world. We used regression to describe the latitudinal gradient in seed mass, then applied general linear...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/58636
Source: Global Ecology and Biogeography
DOI: 10.1111/j.1466-8238.2006.00259.x

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