In article <3fu7ih$gv9 at news.iastate.edu> rwallace at iastate.edu (Robert S Wallace) writes:
>In article <3frvrb$c8t at newsbf02.news.aol.com>,
>SaberCat 1 <sabercat1 at aol.com> wrote:
>>Good Luck on your project Krista, but in all my years in botany, I've seen
>>only a handful of papers on leaf shape and size. Check paleobotany
>>journals, I know there are a couple.
>> Professor Karl Niklas has modeled various architectural forms of present
>and extinct plants, and he may have said something about leaf shape. See
>relatively recent editions of Amer. J. Bot. for some additional references
>in his papers. I recall he was maximizing for photosynthetic capture while
>maintaining certain mechanical constraints of stem, leaf, etc. Dr. Niklas
>is at Cornell Univ.
>> Good Luck.
Please look for Professor Yu Chenghong & Chen Zelian's Leaf Architecture.
>Robert S. Wallace
>Assistant Professor of Botany "In cerevisiam veritas est."
>Dept. of Botany - Iowa State Univ.
>Ames, Iowa 50011-1020 rwallace at iastate.edu FAX: 515-294-1337