Form–function relationships in a marine foundation species depend on scale: A shoot to global perspective from a distributed ecological experimentRuesink, J. L., Stachowicz, J. J., Reynolds, P. L., Boström, C., Cusson, M., Douglass, J. G., Eklof, J., Engelen, A. H., Hori, M., Hovel, K., Iken, K., Moksnes, P-O., Nakaoka, M., O'Connor, M. I., Olsen, J., Sotka, E. E., Whalen, M. A. & Duffy, J. E., Mar-2018, In : Oikos. 127, 3, p. 364-374 11 p.
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effect on eelgrass size or growth. Scale-dependence was evident in different allometric relationships within and across sites for productivity and for modules (leaf count) relative to size. Zostera marina provides a range of ecosystem
functions related to both body size (habitat provision, water flow) and growth rates (food, carbon dynamics). Our observed decoupling of body size and maximum production suggests that geographic variation in these ecosystem functions may be independent, with a future need to resolve how local adaptation or plasticity of body size might actually enable more consistent peak productivity across disparate environmental conditions.
|Number of pages||11|
|Early online date||4-Dec-2017|
|Publication status||Published - Mar-2018|
- EELGRASS ZOSTERA-MARINA, TOP-DOWN CONTROL, LIFE-HISTORY, THALASSIA-TESTUDINUM, NUTRIENT ENRICHMENT, METABOLIC THEORY, BERGMANNS RULE, LEAF GROWTH, BODY-SIZE, SEAGRASS
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Ruesink, J. L. (Creator), Stachowicz, J. J. (Creator), Reynolds, P. L. (Creator), Bostrom, C. (Creator), Cusson, M. (Creator), Douglass, J. G. (Creator), Eklof, J. (Creator), Engelen, A. H. (Creator), Hori, M. (Creator), Hovel, K. (Creator), Iken, K. (Creator), Moksnes, P. (Creator), Nakaoka, M. (Creator), O'Connor, M. I. (Creator), Olsen, J. (Creator), Sotka, E. E. (Creator), Whalen, M. A. (Creator) & Duffy, J. E. (Creator), University of Groningen, 25-Aug-2017