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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 – Shedding light on shade: ecological perspectives of understorey plant life

Text by Lauri Laanisto This paper has been out already since August. But as this is a review paper, hopefully the point of this paper has not yet became obsolete. Shade seems to be a pretty sustainable property of almost … Continue reading

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New paper published – Partial shading of lateral branches affects growth, and foliage nitrogen- and water-use efficiencies in the conifer Cunninghamia lanceolata growing in a warm monsoon climate

Ülo has once again collaborated with Chinese tree physiologists (see also this blog post from February) and published a paper about the effects on shading on within-individual acclimatization variability in China fir (Cunninghamia lanceolata). Full text is available here. Full … Continue reading

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New paper published – Polytolerance to abiotic stresses: how universal is the shade–drought tolerance trade-off in woody species?

This paper is the first publication of hopefully a series of studies regarding abiotic stress tolerance dynamics in (woody) plants. I began with a simple study that needed no fieldwork, just data from the internet. Ülo had previously published, together … Continue reading

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