Show simple item record Sadras, V. O. Thomas, Howard 2009-11-04T16:35:53Z 2009-11-04T16:35:53Z 2001
dc.identifier.citation Sadras , V O & Thomas , H 2001 , ' The capture and gratuitous disposal of resources by plants ' Functional Ecology , pp. 3-12 . DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2435.2001.00488.x en
dc.identifier.issn 1365-2435
dc.identifier.other PURE: 127053
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 213dc4c5-e793-4929-add4-240bd2c323b1
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/3428
dc.identifier.other DSpace_20121128.csv: row: 2663
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 0035128709
dc.description Thomas, Howard, Sadras, V. O. (2001). The capture and gratuitous disposal of resources by plants. Functional Ecology, 15, 3-12 KEYWORDS: abscission • carbon • evolution • leaf • nitrogen • photosynthesis • root • senescence en
dc.description.abstract 1. Every plant will die if light, water or nutrients are withheld for long enough. It is natural to think of plants in general as having evolved a strong drive for resource acquisition as a survival mechanism. All else being equal, an individual that sequesters more material from the environment than its neighbour must be at a competitive advantage. 2. But the resource capture imperative seems at odds with the profligacy of some characteristic developmental and metabolic processes in many plants. Here, using leaf senescence as a vantage point, we consider whether a kind of wilful inefficiency of resource use may not be essential for success as a terrestrial autotroph. en
dc.format.extent 10 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Functional Ecology en
dc.rights en
dc.title The capture and gratuitous disposal of resources by plants en
dc.type /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/researchoutputtypes/contributiontojournal/article en
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en

Files in this item

Files Size Format View

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search Cadair

Advanced Search