A paradox of latitudinal leaf defense strategies in deciduous and evergreen broadleaved trees

A paradox of latitudinal leaf defense strategies in deciduous and evergreen broadleaved trees Ecol Res DOI 10.1007/s11284-018-1614-0 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Saihanna Saihanna Tomoe Tanaka • • Yu Okamura Buntarou Kusumoto • • Takayuki Shiono Toshihide Hirao Yasuhiro Kubota Masashi Murakami A paradox of latitudinal leaf defense strategies in deciduous and evergreen broadleaved trees Received: 21 September 2017 / Accepted: 9 April 2018 The Ecological Society of Japan 2018 Abstract The classical ‘‘low latitude–high defense’’ traits across broadleaved tree species. To reconcile hypothesis is seldom supported by empirical evidence. In paradoxical defense strategies along the latitudinal gra- this context, we tested latitudinal patterns in the leaf dient, we conclude that interactive correlations among defense traits of deciduous broadleaved (DB) and ever- leaf traits are controlled by leaf longevity, which differs green broadleaved (EGB) tree species, which are ex- between DB and EGB tree species. pected to affect herbivore diversity. We examined the co- occurrence of leaf defense traits (tannin and phenol Keywords Chemical defense Æ Phenol Æ Physical content, leaf mechanical strength, leaf dry matter con- defense Æ Plant–animal interactions Æ Tannin tent, leaf mass per area, and leaf thickness) in 741 broadleaved tree species and their correlations with species geographical range in East Asian island flora. We Introduction discovered contrasting latitudinal defense strategy http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ecological Research Springer Journals

A paradox of latitudinal leaf defense strategies in deciduous and evergreen broadleaved trees

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Springer Japan
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Copyright © 2018 by The Ecological Society of Japan
Subject
Life Sciences; Ecology; Plant Sciences; Zoology; Evolutionary Biology; Behavioral Sciences; Forestry
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0912-3814
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1440-1703
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10.1007/s11284-018-1614-0
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Ecol Res DOI 10.1007/s11284-018-1614-0 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Saihanna Saihanna Tomoe Tanaka • • Yu Okamura Buntarou Kusumoto • • Takayuki Shiono Toshihide Hirao Yasuhiro Kubota Masashi Murakami A paradox of latitudinal leaf defense strategies in deciduous and evergreen broadleaved trees Received: 21 September 2017 / Accepted: 9 April 2018 The Ecological Society of Japan 2018 Abstract The classical ‘‘low latitude–high defense’’ traits across broadleaved tree species. To reconcile hypothesis is seldom supported by empirical evidence. In paradoxical defense strategies along the latitudinal gra- this context, we tested latitudinal patterns in the leaf dient, we conclude that interactive correlations among defense traits of deciduous broadleaved (DB) and ever- leaf traits are controlled by leaf longevity, which differs green broadleaved (EGB) tree species, which are ex- between DB and EGB tree species. pected to affect herbivore diversity. We examined the co- occurrence of leaf defense traits (tannin and phenol Keywords Chemical defense Æ Phenol Æ Physical content, leaf mechanical strength, leaf dry matter con- defense Æ Plant–animal interactions Æ Tannin tent, leaf mass per area, and leaf thickness) in 741 broadleaved tree species and their correlations with species geographical range in East Asian island flora. We Introduction discovered contrasting latitudinal defense strategy

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Ecological ResearchSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 1, 2018

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