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Title: The Worldwide Leaf Economics Spectrum
Authors: Wright, I. J.
Reich, P. B.
Westoby, M.
Ackerly, D. D.
Baruch, Z.
Bongers, F.
Cavender-Bares, J.
Chapin, T.
Cornellssen, J. H. C.
Diemer, M.
Flexas, J.
Garnier, E.
Groom, P. K.
Gulias, J.
Hikosaka, K.
Lamont, B. B.
Lee, T.
Lee, W.
Lusk, C.
Midgley, J. J.
Navas, M. -L.
Niinemets, Ü.
Oleksyn, J.
Osada, H.
Poorter, H.
Pool, P.
Prior, L.
Pyankov, V. I.
Roumet, C.
Thomas, S. C.
Tjoelker, M. G.
Veneklaas, E. J.
Villar, R.
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Citation: The Worldwide Leaf Economics Spectrum / I. J. Wright, P. B. Reich, M. Westoby et al. // Nature. — 2004. — Vol. 428. — Iss. 6985. — P. 821-827.
Abstract: Bringing 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. Categories along the spectrum would, in general, describe leaf economic variation at the global scale better than plant functional types overlap substantially in their leaf traits. Overall, modulation of leaf traits and trait relationships by climate is surprisingly modest, although some striking and significant patterns can be seen. Reliable quantification of the leaf economics spectrum and its interaction with climate will prove valuable for modelling nutrient fluxes and vegetation boundaries under changing land-use and climate.
Keywords: DATA REDUCTION
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL EFFECTS
INVESTMENTS
PHYSIOLOGY
SPECTRUM ANALYSIS
VEGETATION
BIOME
LEAF ECONOMICS SPECTRUM
BIODIVERSITY
CLIMATE EFFECT
LAND USE
LEAF
NUTRIENT AVAILABILITY
ALLOMETRY
ARTICLE
BIOMASS
BIOME
CLIMATE CHANGE
DRY MASS
ECONOMICS
HUMAN
INFORMATION SCIENCE
INVESTMENT
NONHUMAN
NUTRIENT AVAILABILITY
PHOTOSYNTHESIS
PLANT GROWTH
PLANT LEAF
PRIORITY JOURNAL
SEED PRODUCTION
VEGETATION
BIOMASS
CLIMATE
ECOSYSTEM
GEOGRAPHY
MODELS, BIOLOGICAL
NUTRITION PHYSIOLOGY
PHOTOSYNTHESIS
PLANT LEAVES
RAIN
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10995/112236
Access: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
SCOPUS ID: 11144357645
ISSN: 0028-0836
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