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Date: 2000
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/103119
Description: Several experiments have shown that seedlings from larger-seeded species are better able to survive various hazards during establishment. Previous work has suggested a general mechanism might underpin ... More
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Date: 2000
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/103118
Description: Aim: In this study we compare the incidence of rarity within lineages between three floras: Australia, North America and New Zealand. Methods: We used published data for absolute numbers of species an ... More
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Date: 2000
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/103113
Description: It has recently been shown that most low-abundance species at a location are substantially more abundant somewhere else within their geographical range (somewhere-abundant). Fewer than 10% are everywh ... More
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Date: 2000
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/103101
Description: Leaves are most vulnerable to herbivory during expansion. We hypothesised that one factor favouring small leaves could be that smaller-leaved species have shorter expansion times and are therefore exp ... More
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Date: 2000
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/103110
Description: 1 If different factors inhibiting plant growth, e.g. low rainfall or low soil nutrients, were to select for species that have similar constellations of traits, then the unfavourable factors might usef ... More
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Date: 2000
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/85376
Description: When a plant invests in construction of a leaf, the revenue‐stream that accrues is shaped by three variables: first, the light‐capture area per milligram dry mass invested, analogous to a potential ra ... More
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Date: 2001
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/103127
Description: 1 The aim of this study was to identify whether plant species show consistent responses to livestock grazing. The analyses were based on 35 published studies from Australian rangelands providing 55 sp ... More
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Date: 2001
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/103137
Description: 1 Relationships were examined among photosynthetic capacity (Amass and Aarea), foliar dark respiration rate (Rd-mass and Rd-area), stomatal conductance to water (Gs), specific leaf area (SLA), and lea ... More
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Date: 2001
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/103128
Description: Seedling relative growth rate (RGR) achieved under favourable growth conditions can be thought of as a useful bioassay of the potential ability of species to take advantage of favourable growth opport ... More
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Date: 2001
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/103122
Description: In patch-occupancy models for vegetation, propagule output per area occupied is a key species trait, influencing the potential to colonize vacant patches, and hence species dynamics and coexistence. W ... More
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Date: 2002
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/103149
Description: Colonisation theory predicts that large-seeded species are more likely to show increased seedling recruitment in response to seed addition than are small-seeded species. This is both because their see ... More
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Authors: Westoby, Mark
Date: 2002
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1147516
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Date: 2002
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/103152
Description: 1 Leaf life span (LL) and leaf mass per area (LMA) are fundamental traits in the carbon economy of plants, representing the investment required per unit leaf area (LMA) and the duration of the resulti ... More
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Date: 2002
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/103155
Description: An important aim of plant ecology is to identify leading dimensions of ecological variation among species and to understand the basis for them. Dimensions that can readily be measured would be especia ... More
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Date: 2002
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/103148
Description: • Across species, leaf lifespan (LL) tends to be correlated with leaf mass per area (LMA). Previously we found that Australian perennial species from low-rainfall sites had c . 40% shorter LL at a giv ... More
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