Using optimality hypothesis to explain plant responses to elevation – a new paper by Yunke Peng et al. published in New Phytologist

Understanding plant functions and their adaptation to environment is essential to predict plants behaviour and the resulting whole ecosystem water and carbon cycling under the future climate. Many recent studies – more than five in 2017 alone – have analysed plant trait and carbon-cycling variations along an intensively studied Peruvian Amazon-Andes elevation transect  (Fig. 1). … Continue reading Using optimality hypothesis to explain plant responses to elevation – a new paper by Yunke Peng et al. published in New Phytologist

“Historical changes in stomatal limitations on photosynthesis…” – a new paper by Aliénor Lavergne, Colin Prentice et al. published in New Phytologist

Plants open and close their stomata in response to changes in the environment, so they can absorb the CO2 they need to grow, while also avoid drying out. When CO2 inside a leaf starts to fall, stomata opens so that more CO2 can enter and be used for photosynthesis. When plants become dehydrated, stomata close … Continue reading “Historical changes in stomatal limitations on photosynthesis…” – a new paper by Aliénor Lavergne, Colin Prentice et al. published in New Phytologist