Aquatic plant adaptive strategies

Aquatic plant adaptive strategies

Aquatic plant adapt­ive strategies

Hydrophytes exhibit a wide range of growth forms, denot­ing vari­ab­il­ity in adapt­ive strategies. Pierce et al. meas­ure morpho-functional leaf traits for 61 spe­cies from 47 water bod­ies and com­pare them against the full leaf eco­nom­ics spec­trum and leaf size range of ter­restrial herbs, and between hydro­phyte growth forms. Their find­ings sup­port the hypo­thesis that hydro­phyte adapt­ive strategy vari­ation reflects fun­da­mental trade-offs in eco­nom­ics and size that gov­ern all plants, and that hydro­phyte adapt­ive strategies can be dir­ectly com­pared with ter­restrial spe­cies by com­bin­ing leaf eco­nom­ics and size traits.

Annals of Botany Office.

The Annals of Botany Office is based at the University of Leicester.

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