(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2003)

Document title

Influence of phenotypic plasticity in photosynthetic functions on the spatial distributions of tropical trees

published at : Genetic applications in biogeography

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)



The A. presents the case that plasticity in functional phenotypes might be studied for more rapid gain in understanding of biogeographical distribution of tropical trees. First, he presents simple theoretical logic that trees and tropical tree species in particular might be selected for higher levels of phenotypic plasticity than most other plant forms. Next, he acknowledges the difficulties of actually testing whether or not variation in function is caused by phenotypic plasticity. Finally, he presents a cross-disciplinary approach to examining functional characters in trees that could provide meaningful insights into species'spatial distribution despite these obstacles


Thematical fascicle

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2003, vol. 24, no 5 [pp. 433-446]

Bibliographic references : 59 ref.



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