XTBG OpenIR  > 森林生态研究组
Why Functional Traits Do Not Predict Tree Demographic Rates
Yang, Jie1; Cao, Min1; Swenson, Nathan G.2
2018
Source PublicationTRENDS IN ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION
ISSN0169-5347
Volume33Issue:5Pages:326-336
Abstract

Foundational to trait-based community ecology is the expectation that functional traits determine demographic outcomes. However, trait demographic rate relationships are frequently weak, particularly in tree communities. The foundation of trait-based tree community ecology may, therefore, appear to be unstable. Here we argue that there are three core reasons why trait demographic relationships are generally weak in tree communities. Specifically, important contextual information is frequently ignored, there is too much focus on species relative to individuals, and there are dimensions of tree function that are critical for determining tree demographic rates that are not captured by easily measured functional traits. Rather than being evidence that trait-based community ecology is fundamentally flawed, these issues elucidate a pathway towards a more robust research program.

KeywordCommunity Ecologyco-occurrenceforest Ecologyfunctional Traitsgrowthmortality
Subject AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology ; Evolutionary Biology ; Genetics & Heredity
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2018.03.003
Language英语
Citation statistics
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.xtbg.org.cn/handle/353005/10844
Collection森林生态研究组
Corresponding AuthorCao, Min
Affiliation1.Key Laboratory of Tropical Forest Ecology, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650223, China
2.Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
Recommended Citation
GB/T 7714
Yang, Jie,Cao, Min,Swenson, Nathan G.. Why Functional Traits Do Not Predict Tree Demographic Rates[J]. TRENDS IN ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION,2018,33(5):326-336.
APA Yang, Jie,Cao, Min,&Swenson, Nathan G..(2018).Why Functional Traits Do Not Predict Tree Demographic Rates.TRENDS IN ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION,33(5),326-336.
MLA Yang, Jie,et al."Why Functional Traits Do Not Predict Tree Demographic Rates".TRENDS IN ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION 33.5(2018):326-336.
Files in This Item: Download All
File Name/Size DocType Version Access License
Why Functional Trait(2111KB)期刊论文出版稿开放获取CC BY-NC-SAView Download
Related Services
Recommend this item
Bookmark
Usage statistics
Export to Endnote
Google Scholar
Similar articles in Google Scholar
[Yang, Jie]'s Articles
[Cao, Min]'s Articles
[Swenson, Nathan G.]'s Articles
Baidu academic
Similar articles in Baidu academic
[Yang, Jie]'s Articles
[Cao, Min]'s Articles
[Swenson, Nathan G.]'s Articles
Bing Scholar
Similar articles in Bing Scholar
[Yang, Jie]'s Articles
[Cao, Min]'s Articles
[Swenson, Nathan G.]'s Articles
Terms of Use
No data!
Social Bookmark/Share
File name: Why Functional Traits Do Not Predict Tree Demographic Rates.pdf
Format: Adobe PDF
This file does not support browsing at this time
All comments (0)
No comment.
 

Items in the repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.