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dc.contributor.authorOliveras, Imma
dc.contributor.authorBentley, Lisa
dc.contributor.authorFyllas, Nikolaos M.
dc.contributor.authorGvozdevaite, Agne
dc.contributor.authorShenkin, Alexander Frederick
dc.contributor.authorPeprah, Theresa
dc.contributor.authorMorandi, Paulo
dc.contributor.authorPeixoto, Karine Silva
dc.contributor.authorBoakye, Mickey
dc.contributor.authorAdu-Bredu, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorSchwantes Marimon, Beatriz
dc.contributor.authorHur Marimon, Ben Jr
dc.contributor.authorSalinas, Norma
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Roberta
dc.contributor.authorAsner, Gregory
dc.contributor.authorDíaz, Sandra
dc.contributor.authorEnquist, Brian J.
dc.contributor.authorMalhi, Yadvinder
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-07T02:09:58Z
dc.date.available2020-11-07T02:09:58Z
dc.date.issued2020-03-03
dc.identifier.citationOliveras, I., Bentley, L., Fyllas, N. M., Gvozdevaite, A., Shenkin, A. F., Prepah, T., ... & Malhi, Y. (2020). The influence of taxonomy and environment on leaf trait variation along tropical abiotic gradients. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 3, 18.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2624-893X
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/ffgc.2020.00018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/648144
dc.description.abstractDeconstructing functional trait variation and co-variation across a wide range of environmental conditions is necessary to increase the mechanistic understanding of community assembly processes and improve current parameterization of dynamic vegetation models. Here, we present a study that deconstructs leaf trait variation and co-variation into within-species, taxonomic-, and plot-environment components along three tropical environmental gradients in Peru, Brazil, and Ghana. To do so, we measured photosynthetic, chemical, and structural leaf traits using a standardized sampling protocol for more than 1,000 individuals belonging to 367 species. Variation associated with the taxonomic component (species + genus + family) for most traits was relatively consistent across environmental gradients, but within-species variation and plot-environment variation was strongly dependent on the environmental gradient. Trait-trait co-variation was strongly linked to the environmental gradient where traits were measured, although some traits had consistent co-variation components irrespective of gradient. Our results demonstrate that filtering along these tropical gradients is mostly expressed through trait taxonomic variation, but that trait co-variation is strongly dependent on the local environment, and thus global trait co-variation relationships might not always apply at smaller scales and may quickly change under future climate scenarios.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherFRONTIERS MEDIA SAen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © 2020 Oliveras, Bentley, Fyllas, Gvozdevaite, Shenkin, Peprah, Morandi, Peixoto, Boakye, Adu-Bredu, Schwantes Marimon, Marimon Junior, Salinas, Martin, Asner, Díaz, Enquist and Malhi. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY).en_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_US
dc.subjectenvironmental filteringen_US
dc.subjectvariance partitioningen_US
dc.subjecttrait covariationen_US
dc.subjectinterspecificen_US
dc.subjectintraspecificen_US
dc.titleThe Influence of Taxonomy and Environment on Leaf Trait Variation Along Tropical Abiotic Gradientsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Dept Ecol & Evolutionary Biolen_US
dc.identifier.journalFRONTIERS IN FORESTS AND GLOBAL CHANGEen_US
dc.description.noteOpen access journalen_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item from the UA Faculty Publications collection is made available by the University of Arizona with support from the University of Arizona Libraries. If you have questions, please contact us at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen_US
dc.identifier.pii10.3389/ffgc.2020.00018
dc.source.journaltitleFrontiers in Forests and Global Change
dc.source.volume3
refterms.dateFOA2020-11-07T02:10:12Z


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Copyright © 2020 Oliveras, Bentley, Fyllas, Gvozdevaite, Shenkin, Peprah, Morandi, Peixoto, Boakye, Adu-Bredu, Schwantes Marimon, Marimon Junior, Salinas, Martin, Asner, Díaz, Enquist and Malhi. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY).
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as Copyright © 2020 Oliveras, Bentley, Fyllas, Gvozdevaite, Shenkin, Peprah, Morandi, Peixoto, Boakye, Adu-Bredu, Schwantes Marimon, Marimon Junior, Salinas, Martin, Asner, Díaz, Enquist and Malhi. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY).