Intraspecific variability and reaction norms of forest understory plant species traits

Julia I. Burton, Steven S. Perakis, Sean C. McKenzie, Caitlin E. Lawrence and Klaus J. Puettmann Plant traits are recognized as being increasingly important for understanding plant community assembly processes and predicting responses to changes in climate and disturbance regimes. Most approaches ignore trait variation within species, assuming individual species can be represented by a…

Review: Stable isotopes in tropical tree rings

Peter van der Sleen, Pieter A. Zuidema,  Thijs L. Pons Tree-ring research is a well-established field in temperate and other strongly seasonal climates. But during recent decades, the formation of annual growth rings has also been shown for a large and growing number of tropical trees, thus allowing tree-ring research in tropical climates. Even more…