Modulation of leaf economic traits and trait relationships by climate.

I.J. Wright, J.H.C. Cornelissen, D.S. Falster, P.K. Groom, J. Gulias, K. Hikosaka, W. Lee, C.H. Lusk, J. Oleksyn, N. Osada, H. Poorter, P.B. Reich, D.I. Warton, M. Westoby

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Aim Our aim was to quantify climatic influences on key leaf traits and relationships at the global scale. This knowledge provides insight into how plants have adapted to different environmental pressures, and will lead to better calibration of future vegetation-climate models. Location The data set represents vegetation from 175 sites around the world. Methods For more than 2500 vascular plant species, we compiled data on leaf mass per area (LMA), leaf life span (LL), nitrogen concentration (N
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411-421
JournalGlobal Ecology and Biogeography
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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