Title: Global plant trait relationships extend to the climatic extremes of the tundra biome
Authors: THOMAS HAYDN J. D.BJORKMAN ANNEMYERS-SMITH ISLA H.ELMENDORF SARAHKATTGE JENSDIAZ SANDRAVELLEND MARKBLOK DAANCORNELISSEN J. HANS C.FORBES BRUCEHENRY GREGORY H. R.HOLLISTER ROBERT D.NORMAND SIGNEPREVEY JANET S.RIXEN CHRISTIANSCHAEPMAN-STRUB GABRIELAWILMKING MARTINWIPF SONJACORNWELL WILLIAM K.BECK PIETERGEORGES DAMIENGOETZ SCOTT J.GUAY KEVIN C.RUGER NADJASOUDZILOVSKAIA NADEJDA A.SPASOJEVIC MARKO J.ALATALO JUHA M.ALEXANDER HEATHER D.ANADON-ROSELL ALBAANGERS-BLONDIN SANDRATE BEEST MARISKABERNER LOGANBJORK ROBERT G.BUCHWAL AGATABURAS ADAMCARBOGNANI MICHELECHRISTIE KATHERINECOLLIER LAURA SIEGWARTCOOPER ELISABETH J.ELBERLING BOESKELINEN ANUFREI ESTHER R.GRAU ORIOLGROGAN P.HALLINGER MARTINHEIJMANS MONIQUE M. P. D.HERMANUTZ LUISEHUDSON JAMESJOHNSTONE JILL F.HULBER KARLITURRATE-GARCIA MAITANEIVERSEN COLLEEN M.JAROSZYNSKA FRANCESCAKAARLEJARVI ELINAKULONEN AINOLAMARQUE LAURENT J.LANTZ TREVORLEVESQUE ESTHERLITTLE CHELSEA J.MICHELSEN ANDERSMILBAU ANNNABE-NIELSEN JACOBSCHOLER NIELSEN SIGRIDNINOT JOSEPH M.OBERBAUER STEVEN F.OLOFSSON JOHANONIPCHENKO VLADIMIR G.PETRAGLIA ALESSANDRORUMPF SABINE B.SHETTI ROHANSPEED JAMES D. M.SUDING KATHERINE N.TAPE KEN D.TOMASELLI MARCELLOTRANT ANDREW JTREIER URS. ATREMBLAY MAXIMEVENN SUSANNAVOWLES TAGEWEIJERS STEFWOOKEY PHILIP A.ZAMIN T. J.BAHN MICHAELBLONDER BENJAMINVAN BODEGOM PETERBOND-LAMBERTY BENJAMINCAMPETELLA GIANDIEGOCERABOLINI BRUNO E. L.CHAPLIN III F. S.CRAINE JOSEPHDAINESE MATTEOGREEN WALTONJANSEN S.KLEYER M.MANNING PETERNIINEMETS ULOONODA YUSUKEOZINGA WIM A.PENUELAS J.POSCHLOD PETERREICH PETERSANDEL BRODYSCHAMP BRANDONSHEREMETIEV S. N.DE VRIES FRANCISKA
Citation: NATURE COMMUNICATIONS vol. 11 p. 1351
Publisher: NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
Publication Year: 2020
JRC N°: JRC112158
ISSN: 2041-1723 (online)
URI: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-15014-4#MOESM3
https://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC112158
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-15014-4
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The majority of variation in six traits critical to the growth, survival and reproduction of plant species is thought to be organised along just two dimensions, corresponding to strategies of plant size and resource acquisition. However, it is unknown whether global plant trait relationships extend to climatic extremes, and if these interspecific relationships are confounded by trait variation within species. We test whether trait relationships extend to the cold extremes of life on Earth using the largest database of tundra plant traits yet compiled. We show that tundra plants demonstrate remarkably similar resource economic traits, but not size traits, compared to global distributions, and exhibit the same two dimensions of trait variation. Three quarters of trait variation occurs among species, mirroring global estimates of interspecific trait variation. Plant trait relationships are thus generalizable to the edge of global trait-space, informing prediction of plant community change in a warming world.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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