Research report 2017 - Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry

To spend or not to spend, that is the question.

Authors
Hartmann, Henrik
Departments
Abteilung Biogeochemische Prozesse
Summary
Plants harvest energy from sunlight and store it in chemical compounds. These substances are the primary food source for other life forms and make plants the basis of all life on Earth. Plants also play an essential role in regional and global element and energy cycles and buffer changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations from anthropogenic sources. Like small business companies, they have to manage and allocate resources to optimize fitness and survival. In the research group Plant Allocation, novel methods are developed and employed to derive plant resource management strategies.

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