Tree seedling trait optimization and growth in response to local-scale soil and light variability

Maria Natalia Umaña, Gabriel Arellano, Nathan Swenson & Jenny Zambrano
At local scales, it has been suggested that high levels of resources lead to increased tree growth via trait optimization (highly peaked trait distribution). However, this contrasts with (i) theories that suggest that trait optimization and high growth occur in the most common resource level and (ii) empirical evidence showing that high trait optimization can be also found at low resource levels. This raises the question of how are traits and growth optimized in highly...
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