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#PlantBlindness: Why plants matter and why we study traits.

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posted on 2020-04-05, 21:08 authored by Brian EnquistBrian Enquist
This is an talk/organized discussion given to the Plant Functional Trait Course 5 students and faculty. The course is the 5th International Plant Functional Traits Course that will be held at Wayqecha, Peru 9-22 March 2020. This lecture provides focuses on #PlantBlindness - why it even matters to botanists and why our course matters to Science. The lecture focused on generating student discussion on why plants matter and why we study traits. This lecture focuses on the importance and role of metabolism and introduces several focus research questions and some of the core literature.

You can access the course lecture files here,, and the main course website here


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