Is it plastic or just fantastic? Understanding the role of plasticity and local adaptation in the drought tolerance of Bouteloua gracilis
The ability of an organism to tolerate or acclimate to drought may become a major driver of changes in community composition, carbon and water cycles and ecosystem services as we encounter increasing severity and frequency of droughts in the face of global change. Drought tolerance traits allow us to quantify functional attributes of individual species, but the expected variability of drought tolerance traits within a species is uncertain. Although some variability in plant traits are expected, it is unknown whether the local adaptation of populations can explain the expected variability. The ...
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