For perennial plants, the analysis of evolutionarily stable strategies rooted in empirically parametrized models has allowed prediction of patterns of trait dynamics in natural populations. For monocarpic perennials, strong quantitative predictions about timing of flowering are possible given the simplicity of the core trade-off; for other traits, complexity in empirically describing trade-offs has restricted predictions to being more qualitative, yet these results have nevertheless advanced our understanding of the principles structuring traits in these systems.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology|
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - Apr 14 2016|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)