Lianas have more acquisitive traits than trees in a dry but not in a wet forest

José Medina-Vega, Frans Bongers, Lourens Poorter, Stefan Schnitzer & Frank Sterck
Lianas are increasing in relative abundance and biomass in many tropical forests. We tested the hypothesis that lianas conform to the fast and acquisitive end of the continuum of plant strategies, allowing lianas to acquire resources faster than trees. We assessed functional traits representative of the leaf (LES) and wood economics spectrum (WES), including plant hydraulics, in 16 liana and 16 tree species in the canopy of two tropical forests at the extremes of the...
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