Leaf morphological and anatomical traits from tropical to temperate coniferous forests: Mechanisms and influencing factors
Tian, M; Yu, GR; He, NP; Hou, JH
2016
Source PublicationSCIENTIFIC REPORTS
ISSN2045-2322
Volume6Pages:-
AbstractLeaf traits may reflect the adaptation mechanisms of plants to the environment. In this study, we investigated leaf morphological and anatomical traits in nine cold-temperate to tropical forests along a 4,200-km transect to test how they vary across latitudinal gradients. The results showed that leaf dry weight decreased (P < 0.05), while specific leaf area (SLA) increased (P < 0.05) with increasing latitude. Stomatal length and stomatal density did not change significantly, while stomatal pore area index increased (P < 0.05) with increasing latitude. The palisade-leaf mesophyll thickness ratio increased (P < 0.01), while the spongy-leaf mesophyll thickness ratio decreased, with increasing latitude (P < 0.01). Climate and leaf nutrients were the main factors that regulated leaf morphological and anatomical traits. Furthermore, we identified positive correlations between leaf area and leaf dry weight, leaf thickness and palisade mesophyll thickness, but negative correlations between stomatal length and stomatal density (all P < 0.01). The observed negative correlations represented the adaptive mechanisms of leaves through their morphological and anatomical traits. These findings provided new insights into the responses of leaf morphological and anatomical traits to climate changes and important parameters for future model optimization.
SubtypeJournal
Subject AreaScience & Technology - Other Topics
WOS Subject ExtendedMultidisciplinary Sciences
WOS KeywordECONOMICS SPECTRUM ; STOMATAL DENSITY ; NITROGEN-CONTENT ; RAIN-FOREST ; LIGHT ; TREES ; AREA ; CO2 ; PHOTOSYNTHESIS ; WORLDWIDE
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS IDWOS:000368687500001
PublisherNATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/44295
Collection生态系统网络观测与模拟院重点实验室_生态网络实验室
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Tian, M,Yu, GR,He, NP,et al. Leaf morphological and anatomical traits from tropical to temperate coniferous forests: Mechanisms and influencing factors[J]. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS,2016,6:-.
APA Tian, M,Yu, GR,He, NP,&Hou, JH.(2016).Leaf morphological and anatomical traits from tropical to temperate coniferous forests: Mechanisms and influencing factors.SCIENTIFIC REPORTS,6,-.
MLA Tian, M,et al."Leaf morphological and anatomical traits from tropical to temperate coniferous forests: Mechanisms and influencing factors".SCIENTIFIC REPORTS 6(2016):-.
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