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Contrasting leaf trait scaling relationships in tropical and temperate wet forest species

Xiang, Shuang; Reich, Peter B; Sun, Shucun; Atkin, Owen

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We investigated whether plants adapted to thermally contrasting environments (e.g. tropical-temperate habitats) exhibit inherent differences in leaf trait scaling relationships. Thirteen tropical and 12 temperate species (all characteristic of wet forests) were grown in a glasshouse (25/20 °C day/night). A range of leaf traits were quantified, including mass-based leaf nitrogen [N], mass per unit area (LMA), light-saturated photosynthesis (A) and respiration (Rdark). Average area- and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/73914
Source: Functional Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12047

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