Foliar resorption in Quercus petraea subsp iberica and Arbutus andrachne along an elevational gradient

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Kilic D., Kutbay H. G., Ozbucak T., Huseyinova R.

ANNALS OF FOREST SCIENCE, vol.67, no.2, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 67 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1051/forest/2009106
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Grime strategies, mean residence time (MRT), N/P ratio, resorption efficiency, resorption proficiency, sympatric species, LEAF LIFE-SPAN, NUTRIENT RESORPTION, FUNCTIONAL-SIGNIFICANCE, NITROGEN RESORPTION, SENESCING LEAVES, USE EFFICIENCY, N-RESORPTION, P-RESORPTION, FOREST, PLANTS
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


The resorption of nutrients (mainly N and P) from senescing leaves may be a key component of adaptive mechanisms that conserve scarce nutrients. Resorption may be expressed in two ways as resorption efficiency (RE) which is the ratio of the resorbed amounts of nutrient losses during leaf senescence in relation to its prior amount deposited in leaves and resorption proficiency (RP) is the level to which nutrient concentration per unit leaf mass is reduced in senescent leaves.