Functional traits research has improved our understanding of how plants respond to their environments, identifying key trade-offs among traits. These studies primarily rely on correlative methods to infer trade-offs and often overlook traits that are difficult to measure (e.g., root traits, tissue senescence rates), limiting their predictive ability under novel conditions.
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- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2017Note typethesis
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- Field of study: Biology