Ever heard of leaf lifespan? It's a plant characteristic that varies widely from plant to plant, even in plants that live in the same environment. Researchers studied the leaf lifespan of 10 woodland species to find out if plants with long leaf lifespans had an economic advantage, and they found that indeed, they do have a greater return in carbon fixed per unit C.
In This Story
- Daniel S. Falster
- Peter B. Reich
- David S. Ellsworth
- Ian J. Wright
- Mark Westoby
- Jacek Oleksyn
- Tali D. Lee
Departments + Programs
For the Media
You may also like:
Faculty mentors change lives
Amelia Montie credits a team of faculty mentors for helping her thrive at UW-Eau Claire, including during her final semester of college as she is managing a new diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes as well as a global pandemic that moved all classes online.
Building connections, embracing opportunities
As Monica Dickson prepares to graduate this spring with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry, she says UW-Eau Claire’s supportive campus community is a big part of the reason she can pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian.
Capturing COVID-19 stories, artifacts
Students in Dr. Cheryl Jiménez Frei’s public history class are helping to shape how future generations will understand COVID-19 and its impact on the region by capturing oral histories and artifacts from people in the Chippewa Valley.