Why wood density varies across communities

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Jan 21, 2017
Nathan G. Swenson, Jenny Zambrano



Communities are the emergent outcome of individual-level trait–environment interactions. In this issue of the Journal of Vegetation Science, Ibanez et al. utilize an impressive data set from New Caledonia to demonstrate how the interaction of climatic axes drives the distribution and diversity of wood density in tree communities. Here, we discuss their specific findings and their broader implications for trait-based ecology.

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