How do subalpine fir and Engelmann spruce seedlings respond to experimental drought when grown under field conditions?
For the first time, estimates of comparative seed yield and number for over 800 annuals and their predictor equations have been produced and the ecological importance of these regenerative traits has been illustrated.
The relationship between twig cross-sectional area and leaf surface area varied little over the course of the season.
The best chance of growing to maturity is to have the best start. A new theory connects seed and leaf size with phytomers to describe the relationship between regeneration and growth through a plant’s lifetime.
Rhizophora mangle supports a thinner stem of higher mechanical resistance when compared to Avicennia germinans, a co-existing mangrove lacking rhizophores.
Tissue stiffness and strength play crucial roles in maintaining stability in herbaceous species that lack the capacity for secondary growth.