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Is there coordination of leaf and fine root traits at local scales? A test in temperate forest swamps
Hu, Yu-Kun1,2; Pan, Xu1,2; Yang, Xue-Jun3; Liu, Guo-Fang3; Liu, Xu-Yan4; Song, Yao-Bin5; Zhang, Man-Yin1,2; Cui, Li-Juan1,2; Dong, Ming5
2019-08-01
Source PublicationECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION
ISSN2045-7758
Volume9Issue:15Pages:8714-8723
Corresponding AuthorZhang, Man-Yin(cneco@126.com) ; Cui, Li-Juan(lkyclj@126.com)
AbstractExamining the coordination of leaf and fine root traits not only aids a better understanding of plant ecological strategies from a whole-plant perspective, but also helps improve the prediction of belowground properties from aboveground traits. The relationships between leaf and fine root traits have been extensively explored at global and regional scales, but remain unclear at local scales. Here, we measured six pairs of analogous leaf and fine root traits related to resource economy and organ size for coexisting dominant and subordinate vascular plants at three successional stages of temperate forest swamps in Lingfeng National Nature Reserve in the Greater Hinggan Mountains, NE China. Leaf and fine root traits related to resource acquisition (e.g., specific leaf area [SLA], leaf N, leaf P, root water content, and root P) decreased with succession. Overall, we found strong linear relationships between leaf dry matter content (LDMC) and root water content, and between leaf and root C, N, and P concentrations, but only weak correlations were observed between leaf area and root diameter, and between SLA and specific root length (SRL). The strong relationships between LDMC and root water content and between leaf and root C, N, and P held at the early and late stages, but disappeared at the middle stage. Besides, C and P of leaves were significantly correlated with those of roots for woody plants, while strong linkages existed between LDMC and root water content and between leaf N and root N for herbaceous species. These results provided evidence for the existence of strong coordination between leaf and root traits at the local scale. Meanwhile, the leaf-root trait relationships could be modulated by successional stage and growth form, indicating the complexity of coordination of aboveground and belowground traits at the local scale.
Keywordaboveground-belowground linkages fine roots forest swamps functional traits local scales successional gradient
DOI10.1002/ece3.5421
WOS KeywordPLANT ECONOMICS SPECTRUM ; DRY ; DIVERGENCE ; DIVERSITY ; CLIMATE ; SOIL
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectFundamental Research Funds of the Chinese Academy of Forestry[CAFYBB2017QA039] ; Key Laboratory of Hangzhou City for Ecosystem Protection and Restoration[ECR-2017-03]
Funding OrganizationFundamental Research Funds of the Chinese Academy of Forestry ; Key Laboratory of Hangzhou City for Ecosystem Protection and Restoration
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology ; Evolutionary Biology
WOS SubjectEcology ; Evolutionary Biology
WOS IDWOS:000477442200001
PublisherWILEY
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/58223
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorZhang, Man-Yin; Cui, Li-Juan
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Forestry, Inst Wetland Res, Beijing 100091, Peoples R China
2.Beijing Key Lab Wetland Serv & Restorat, Beijing, Peoples R China
3.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Bot, State Key Lab Vegetat & Environm Change, Beijing, Peoples R China
4.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Key Lab Ecosyst Network Observat & Modeling, Beijing, Peoples R China
5.Hangzhou Normal Univ, Coll Life & Environm Sci, Key Lab Hangzhou City Ecosyst Protect & Restorat, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, Peoples R China
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Hu, Yu-Kun,Pan, Xu,Yang, Xue-Jun,et al. Is there coordination of leaf and fine root traits at local scales? A test in temperate forest swamps[J]. ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION,2019,9(15):8714-8723.
APA Hu, Yu-Kun.,Pan, Xu.,Yang, Xue-Jun.,Liu, Guo-Fang.,Liu, Xu-Yan.,...&Dong, Ming.(2019).Is there coordination of leaf and fine root traits at local scales? A test in temperate forest swamps.ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION,9(15),8714-8723.
MLA Hu, Yu-Kun,et al."Is there coordination of leaf and fine root traits at local scales? A test in temperate forest swamps".ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION 9.15(2019):8714-8723.
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