- Wood density and vessel traits as distinct correlates of ecological strategy in 51 California coast range angiospermsKatherine A Preston
Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 5020, USA
New Phytol 170:807-18. 2006..Within a narrow range of wood density, there was significant variation in vessel traits. Given their particular ecological associations, the results suggest that wood density and vessel traits describe two distinct ecological axes...
- A trait-based test for habitat filtering: convex hull volumeWilliam K Cornwell
Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, California 94305, USA
Ecology 87:1465-71. 2006..Our results show that observed plant communities occupy less trait space than expected from random assembly, a result consistent with habitat filtering...
- Trait evolution, community assembly, and the phylogenetic structure of ecological communitiesNathan J B Kraft
Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
Am Nat 170:271-83. 2007..Our results deepen our understanding of processes that contribute to phylogenetic community structure and provide guidance for the design and interpretation of empirical research...
- Plant species traits are the predominant control on litter decomposition rates within biomes worldwideWilliam K Cornwell
Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Department of Systems Ecology, Institute of Ecological Science, Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ecol Lett 11:1065-71. 2008..This connection between plant strategies and decomposability is crucial for both understanding vegetation-soil feedbacks, and for improving forecasts of the global carbon cycle...