Geographic range size, seedling ecophysiology and phenotypic plasticity in Australian Acacia species

Blackwell Publishing
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Journal of Biogeography, 2005, 32 (2), pp. 341 - 351
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The dergee to which eco-pysiological traits critical to seedling establishment are realted to differences in geographic range size among species is not well understood. Here, we first tested the idea that seedling eco-physiological attributes associated with establishments differ between narrowly distributed and geographically widespread plant species. Secondly, we tested the notion that species occupying wide geographic ranges have greater phenotypic plasticity in response to the environment than contrasted species withmore resticted distribution.
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