Vegetation Ecology Lab / 植群生態研究室

Institute of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, National Taiwan University

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Measured and calculated traits

Standard leaf traits (woody species & ferns)

  • specific leaf area (SLA)
  • leaf area (LA)
  • leaf thickness
  • leaf dry matter content (LDMC)
  • leaf chlorophyll content
  • succulence

Additional leaf and wood traits (for woody species only)

  • leaf nitrogen and phosphorus concentration and isotopic ratio
  • stem specific density (SSD, wood density)
  • leaf vein density
  • leaf wettability
  • leaf mechanical resistance (force to tear) [planned, not measured yet]