6.2  Environmental physiology

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Light, CO2, temperature, water and nutrients are taken as key driving variables for growth responses in a wide range of species. Growth indices, especially whole-plant and leaf RGR, serve as an indicator of plant response and of interactions between environmental factors where they occur. Variation in whole-plant RGR is then resolved into contributions from NAR and LAR. Ecological implications for managed and natural communities are considered.

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