Leaf Toughness Traits in a Neotropical Forest


This data set describes leaf toughness traits for 197 tree and shrub species from a Panamanian neotropical forest.

Dataset Location: Dryad

Site Location: Baro Colorado Island, Panama (9.154oN, 79.846oW)

Sites Georefferenced: No

Methods: For details regarding sampling methodology contact Joe Wright (wrightj@si.edu) or Jared Westbrook (jwestbrook@ufl.edu)

Data Collected: species; leaf hemicellulose, cellulose, & lignin content; lamina thickness, density, fracture touchness, & work to shear; vein fracture toughness

Citation: Westbrook JW, Kitajima K, Burleigh JG, Kress WJ, Erickson DL, Wright SJ (2011) Data from: What makes a leaf tough? Patterns of correlated evolution between leaf toughness traits and demographic rates among 197 shade-tolerant woody species in a neotropical forest. Dryad Digital Repository. doi:10.5061/dryad.8525

Available via EcoData Retriever: No

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