Leaf expansion times: A response to Sun (2003)
  • 【摘要】

    Leaf size presumably evolves under a mixture of selective forces, some favouring larger and others smaller leaf size. Moles and Westoby (2000) suggested that larger leaved species might usually take l... 展开>>Leaf size presumably evolves under a mixture of selective forces, some favouring larger and others smaller leaf size. Moles and Westoby (2000) suggested that larger leaved species might usually take longer to expand, within a common temperature zone. The longer expansion time might then make larger leaved species more vulnerable to herbivory. This was the pattern actually observed. 收起<<

  • 【作者】

    Moles AT  Westoby M 

  • 【刊期】

    Oikos SCI 2003年1期

  • 【语种】

    eng