Life History Evolution, Plants

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780128004265
ISBN (Print)9780128000496
StatePublished - Apr 14 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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