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evolution of leaf size and shape

Timothy Martin timm at u.washington.edu
Sun Jan 22 13:58:15 EST 1995

Doug Sprugel wrote an interesting article that offered some hypotheses to 
explain why most boreal and montane forests in the Northern Hemisphere 
are dominated by needle-leaved evergreen trees:

Sprugel, D.G. 1989. The relationship of evergreenness, crown 
architecture, and leaf size. American Naturalist 133:465-479.

A reply to this paper offering alternative hypotheses was:

Smith, W.K. and C.A. Brewer. 1994. The adaptive importance of shoot and 
crown architecture in conifer trees. American Naturalist 143:528-532.

Hope this helps.

Tim Martin
College of Forest Resources
University of Washington
timm at u.washington.edu

On Sat, 21 Jan 1995, KRISTA BROWN wrote:

>   I'm looking for ANY info on evolution of leaf size and shape for a paper 
> for Plant Ecophysiology class. If you have some could you please send it along 
> on e-mail to 910273b at axe.acadiau.ca. Please cite references as well. I need 
> this as soon as possible. Thanks in advance.
>                                                                     KGB

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