alexa Leaf area variation in Rhizophora mangle L. (Rhizophoraceae) along a latitudinal gradient in Mexico
General Science

General Science

Forest Research: Open Access

Author(s): Victoria RicoGray, Monica PalaciosRios

Abstract Share this page

In this study we demonstrate that there is a significant variation in mean leaf area of Rhizophora mangle L. along a latitudinal gradient (15⚬ N to 24⚬ N) in Mexico, and that this variation is significantly correlated with latitude and total annual precipitation per site. Mean leaf area of R. mangle and total annual precipitation increase significantly from north to south along the latitudinal gradient (χ2 = 56.57, n = 27, P<0.001; χ2 = 15989.96, n = 27, P<0.001, respectively). There is a significant negative association between latitude and mean leaf area, and between latitude and total annual precipitation (both, r2 = -0.5, n-27, P<0.001). Correlation between total annual precipitation and leaf area is not as strong (r2 = 0.3, n = 27, P<0.01). Our results show that mean leaf area of R. mangle increases significantly as latitude decreases and precipitation increases, but it seems improbable that it would increase continuously if we should continue the latitudinal gradient up to the equator. This is probably due to the combined effect of energy optimization and moisture maximization year-round, the nonlinear temperature gradient between the equator and the poles, and to geographical heterogeneity (e.g. proximity of mountain ranges, or warm or cold ocean currents).

  • To read the full article Visit
  • Subscription
This article was published in Global Ecology and Biogeography Letters and referenced in Forest Research: Open Access

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

agrifoodaquavet@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

clinical_biochem@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

business@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

chemicaleng_chemistry@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

environmentalsci@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

engineering@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

generalsci_healthcare@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

genetics_molbio@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

immuno_microbio@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

omics@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

materialsci@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

mathematics_physics@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

medical@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

neuro_psychology@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

pharma@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

social_politicalsci@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version