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A framework for understanding the relationship between environment and vegetation based on the surface area to volume ratio of leaves.

Roderick, Michael; Berry, Sandra Lee; Noble, I R


1. Existing data show that the surface area to volume ratio (Λ) of leaves generally decreases along both aridity and altitudinal gradients. That results in the relations: Λ decreases as it gets drier and hotter, as well as wetter and colder. Thus variat

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Functional Ecology
DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2435.2000.00438.x


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