Temporal trait plasticity predicts the growth of tropical trees


Linking tree growth dynamics to functional traits and neighborhood conditions that are measured at a single time point gives limited insights into the direction of forest structural and functional change. Trait and neighborhood data were collected at different time points for each individual tree of 15 Ficus species to test how trait (temporal trait plasticity) and neighborhood crowding change over time, and to test how their temporal change affect individual growth rate. The following questions will be addressed: (i) How do traits, neighborhood crowding, and growth of individual trees change over time? (ii) Are functional traits and neighborhood crowding temporally consistent in their association with growth rate of individuals? (iii) Do temporal trait plasticity and changes in neighborhood crowding predict better the relative growth rate of individuals compared to using only a single snapshot of traits and neighborhood crowding?

Speaker: Dr. Mengesha Asefa

Affiliation: XTBG

Time: Sept. 7, 2021

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