Leaf size and altitude

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Leaf size and altitude
Leaf size and altitude

Leaf size is extremely variable among species and the reasons for this are still not fully understood. Milla & Reich analyse how leaf size reduction with increasing altitude is modulated by variation in traits that are functionally related to leaf size, and by phylogenetic relatedness. Using structural equation modelling, they find that trait interactions are more important than phylogeny or environmental differences among sites when accounting for variations in leaf size.


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