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Sébastien Auger and Bill Shipley Inter-specific and intra-specific trait variation along short environmental gradients in an old-growth temperate forest Journal of Vegetation Science 24

Version of Record online: 29 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2012.01473.x

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The relative importance of intraspecific and interspecific trait variation occurring along environmental gradients will depend on the length of the environmental gradient. Using vegetation occurring along a very short environmental gradient, restricting sampling to tree saplings, and measuring 15 functional traits, we found that interspecific differences were still the major source of variation.

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