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Title: Using traits to uncover tropical forest function

Plant traits reflect their evolutionary history and influence physiological processes (Reich 2014). For example, the embolism risk taken by plants, called the embolism safety margin, is a good predictor of stomatal conductance, and hence photosynthesis (Skelton et al. 2015). Trait-science has grown dramatically in the last decade as we have found universal patterns governing the carbon and nutrient economies of plants (Bloom et al. 1985). Perhaps the greatest value of studying plant functional traits is that they yield understanding of plant functional processes.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-22330
Journal ID: ISSN 0028-646X; TRN: US1703257
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
New Phytologist
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 214; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 0028-646X
Publisher:
Wiley
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC). Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; Earth Sciences; Amazon forest function, Earth system models, plant traits, trait-based models, tropical forests
OSTI Identifier:
1406211