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Ecophysiological traits of deciduous and evergreen woody species in the seasonally dry tropics

Eamus, Derek (1999). Ecophysiological traits of deciduous and evergreen woody species in the seasonally dry tropics. Trends in Ecology and Evolution,14(1):11-16.

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Title Ecophysiological traits of deciduous and evergreen woody species in the seasonally dry tropics
Author Eamus, Derek
Journal Name Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Publication Date 1999
Volume Number 14
Issue Number 1
ISSN 0169-5347   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-0033016217
Start Page 11
End Page 16
Total Pages 6
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier Ltd. * Trends Journals
Field of Research 270700 Ecology and Evolution
Abstract Seasonally dry tropical ecosystems occur in the Americas, Africa, India and Australia. They sustain large human populations, determine regional climate, are sites of biological and cultural conservation, and have significant economic value. Evergreen, deciduous and semi- and brevideciduous trees frequently co-occur. Recent research reveals how these various phenological groups respond to changes in soil and atmospheric water content. Cost–benefit analyses of evergreen and deciduous species show how leaves of deciduous species live fast and die young, whereas leaves of evergreen species live slowly but for longer.
Keywords Ecology
Plant biology
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0169-5347(98)01532-8   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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