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Covariation in Plant Functional Traits and Soil Fertility within Two Species-Rich Forests

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dc.contributor.author Liu, Xiaojuan en
dc.contributor.author Swenson, Nathan G. en
dc.contributor.author Wright, S. Joseph en
dc.contributor.author Zhang, Liwen en
dc.contributor.author Song, Kai en
dc.contributor.author Du, Yanjun en
dc.contributor.author Zhang, Jinlong en
dc.contributor.author Mi, Xiangcheng en
dc.contributor.author Ren, Haibao en
dc.contributor.author Ma, Keping en
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-20T18:37:13Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-20T18:37:13Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Liu, Xiaojuan, Swenson, Nathan G., Wright, S. Joseph, Zhang, Liwen, Song, Kai, Du, Yanjun, Zhang, Jinlong, Mi, Xiangcheng, Ren, Haibao, and Ma, Keping. 2012. "<a href="https%3A%2F%2Frepository.si.edu%2Fhandle%2F10088%2F20970">Covariation in Plant Functional Traits and Soil Fertility within Two Species-Rich Forests</a>." <em>Plos One</em>. 7 (4):e34767. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0034767">https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0034767</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 1932-6203
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/20970
dc.description.abstract The distribution of plant species along environmental gradients is expected to be predictable based on organismal function. Plant functional trait research has shown that trait values generally vary predictably along broad-scale climatic and soil gradients. This work has also demonstrated that at any one point along these gradients there is a large amount of interspecific trait variation. The present research proposes that this variation may be explained by the local-scale sorting of traits along soil fertility and acidity axes. Specifically, we predicted that trait values associated with high resource acquisition and growth rates would be found on soils that are more fertile and less acidic. We tested the expected relationships at the species-level and quadrat-level (20 x 20 m) using two large forest plots in Panama and China that contain over 450 species combined. Predicted relationships between leaf area and wood density and soil fertility were supported in some instances, but the majority of the predicted relationships were rejected. Alternative resource axes, such as light gradients, therefore likely play a larger role in determining the interspecific variability in plant functional traits in the two forests studied. en
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dc.title Covariation in Plant Functional Traits and Soil Fertility within Two Species-Rich Forests en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 111956
dc.identifier.doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0034767
rft.jtitle Plos One
rft.volume 7
rft.issue 4
rft.spage e34767
dc.description.SIUnit Peer-Reviewed en
dc.description.SIUnit STRI en
dc.citation.spage e34767

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