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Plant Traits

How do plant functional traits change across environmental gradients, and what are the consequences for carbon, water, and nutrient fluxes?

Plant traits provide an important link among plant communities, tundra biogeochemistry, and biophysical feedbacks to the atmosphere. Improved understanding of tundra plant traits, above- and belowground, have led to new approaches for scaling plant function from leaf to landscape using remotely-sensed data and models.