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Net assimilation rate, specific leaf area and leaf mass ratio: which is most closely correlated with relative growth rate? A meta-analysis



Net assimilation rate, specific leaf area and leaf mass ratio: which is most closely correlated with relative growth rate? A meta-analysis



Functional Ecology 20(4): 565-574



Data were compiled consisting of 1240 observations (614 species) from 83 different experiments published in 37 different studies, in order to quantify the relative importance of net assimilation rate (NAR, g cm-2 day-1), specific leaf area (SLA, cm2 g-1) and leaf mass ratio (LMR, g g-1) in determining relative growth rate (RGR, g g-1 day-1), and how these change with respect to daily quantum input (DQI, moles m-2 day-1) and growth form (herbaceous or woody).

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2006.01135.x


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