1 Autecology 2001 Key concepts Structure - function Genetics - environment Integration Scaling Kozlowski Pallardy 2 Autecology Potential Components Constraints Opportunities Individual Genetics Po pulation Species
Context Stand Community Ecosystem 3 Example of Genetics 4 Example of Genetics or is it G x E 5 Scaling
Application to management and science
6 Structure - Function
Structure (e.g. stem branches leaves vessels roots cells etc.) and function (e.g. growth development reproduction gas exchange nutrient and water uptake etc.) are linked.
7 Structure Function cont.
Concept There is a strong interaction between the structure or form of a part/organism and its function (how it carries out processes)
Example stems branches and twigs are arranged in such a way so as to
Maximize light capture
Minimize carbon costs
Minimize hydraulic connections
Question of Optimization of structure and function 8 Structure-Function cont.
Why might optimization of structure and function not occur
Trait or attribute not critical
Trait or attribute linked to some other trait or attribute
Architectural or ancestral constraints (e.g. a pine tree vs. true fir or an oak)
Where does structure or form come from
What are some classical examples of structure-functional relationships
9 Structure-Function cont. Above- belowground structure 10 Parts of Tree (Chapter 2) Stem and stem form Leaves Roots Tissues Stem Leaves Reproductive structures
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