The allometry of reproduction in plant populations

Principal Investigators:

Jacob Weiner

Growth and reproduction are two of the most fundamental processes for plants. After a plant produces biomass, it allocates this biomass to different structures and functions, among them reproduction. Most allocation patterns can be better understood in terms of size than in terms of time, so an allometric approach to allocation is needed. While there has been much recent research on broad allometric scaling relationships among species, the allometry of reproduction within populations is a very different question, which has not been given sufficient... more

Participants and Meetings

Working Group Participants
ActivityDatesFurther Information
Sabbatical Fellow1st September 2007—31st August 2008Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Jacob Weinerjw@kvl.dkRoyal Veterinary and Agricultural University

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Chu, Chengjin; Maestre, Fernando T.; Xiao, Sa; Weiner, Jacob; Wang, You-Shi; Duan, Zheng-Hu; Wang, Gang. 2008. Balance between facilitation and resource competition determines biomass-density relationships in plant populations. Ecology Letters. Vol: 11. Pages 1189-1197. (Online version)
Journal Article Damgaard, Christian; Weiner, Jacob. 2008. Modeling the growth of individuals in crowded plant populations. Journal of Plant Ecology. Vol: 1(2). Pages 111-116. (Online version)
Data Set Weiner, Jacob. 2008. Summary of Reproductive Output Relationships with Plant Populations. (Online version)
Journal Article Weiner, Jacob; Campbell, Lesley G.; Pino, Joan; Echarte, Laura. 2009. The allometry of reproduction within plant populations. Journal of Ecology. Vol: 97(6). Pages 1220–1233. (Online version)
Journal Article Wyszomirski, T.; Weiner, Jacob. 2009. Variation in local density results in a positive correlation between plant neighbor sizes. American Naturalist. Vol: 173(5). Univ. Chicago Press. Pages 705-708. (Online version)
"The allometry of reproduction in plant populations" is project ID: 12100