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New paper published – Physiological and structural tradeoffs underlying the leaf economics spectrum

Text and graph by Tiina Tosens In the world-wide leaf economics spectrum (Wright et al. 2004, Nature) variability of three key traits: photosynthesis rate, leaf nitrogen content, and leaf dry mass per area of 2500 species (from study sites with … Continue reading

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New paper accepted – Extremely thick cell walls and low mesophyll conductance: welcome to the world of ancient living!

Text and pics by Linda-Liisa Veromann-Jürgenson I am overjoyed that I have my first article for my PhD accepted! It is now published in Journal of Experimental Botany. As everyone in our group knows, mesophyll conductance is a key player … Continue reading

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Methods – how to measure injured leaf area in ImageJ

Text and picture by Valentina Zolotarjova Recently I have encountered a challenge to measure injured (withered) leaf area (LA) for one experiment. I ordinarily use GIMP for LA measurements, but in this case there was not much use from it. … Continue reading

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New paper published – Global leaf trait estimates biased due to plasticity in the shade

Text by Trevor Keenan Our new paper, “Global leaf trait estimates biased due to plasticity in the shade” (link to full text) was published online in Nature Plants on December 19th. It highlights a literally shady issue in plant science … Continue reading

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New paper published – Is there a species spectrum within the world-wide leaf economics spectrum? Major variations in leaf functional traits in the Mediterranean sclerophyll Quercus ilex

Text by Lauri Laanisto This paper was actually published already in the autumn of 2014, but as according to the page numbers, it´s a paper from 2015, there will be a blog post.. Leaf economic spectrum is one of the … Continue reading

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New paper published – Global variability in leaf respiration in relation to climate, plant functional types and leaf traits

Text by Lauri Laanisto When gathering together publishing data from 2015, I found nearly a dozen papers co-authored by our lab members that had sneaked out under the blog´s radar. (And by blog´s radar I mean Google Scholar…) But now … Continue reading

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New paper published — Leaf economics and hydraulic traits are decoupled in five species-rich tropical-subtropical forests

text by Guo Dali Ülo has recently coauthored an article with Prof. Guo Dali’s lab from the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. First author of the paper is Le Li and the paper … Continue reading

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