SMATR: Standardised Major Axis Tests & Routines


If youhave used SMATR, we would be most grateful if you would credit the program and its authors (see manual for details).

The routines implemented in SMATR are described in:

Warton, DI, IJ Wright, DS Falster, and M Westoby (2006) Bivariate line-fitting methods for allometry. Biological Reviews 81(2):259-291 [link]

Warton, DI and NC Weber (2002) Common slope tests for bivariate structural relationships. Biometrical Journal 44:161-174 [link]

The following papers have referenced SMATR:

Aiba, M, and T Nakashizuka (2005) Sapling Structure and Regeneration Strategy in 18 Shorea Species Co-occurring in a Tropical Rainforest. Ann Bot 96:313-321.

Baltzer, JL, SC Thomas, R Nilus, and D Burslem (2005) Edaphic specialization in tropical trees: Physiological correlates and responses to reciprocal transplantation. Ecology 86:3063-3077.

Cho, M, K Kawamura, and H Takeda (2005) Sapling architecture and growth in the co-occurring species Castanopsis cuspidata and Quercus glauca in a secondary forest in western Japan. Journal of Forest Research 10:143-150.

Choi, DS, M Kayama, HO Jin, CH Lee, T Izuta, and T Koike (2006) Growth and photosynthetic responses of two pine species (Pinus koraiensis and Pinus rigida) in a polluted industrial region in Korea. Environmental Pollution 139:421-432.

Falster, DS, and M Westoby (2005) Alternative height strategies among 45 dicot rain forest species from tropical Queensland, Australia. Journal of Ecology 93:521-535.

Franz, TM, B Demes, and KJ Carlson (2005) Gait mechanics of lemurid primates on terrestrial and arboreal substrates. Journal of Human Evolution 48:199-217.

Green, PT, and PA Juniper (2004a) Seed-seedling allometry in tropical rain forest trees: seed mass-related patterns of resource allocation and the 'reserve effect'. Journal of Ecology 92:397-408.

Green, PT, and PA Juniper (2004b) Seed mass, seedling herbivory and the reserve effect in tropical rainforest seedlings. Functional Ecology 18:539-547.

Hood, JM, MJ Vanni, and AS Flecker (2005) Nutrient recycling by two phosphorus-rich grazing catfish: the potential for phosphorus-limitation of fish growth. Oecologia 146:247-257.

King, DA, SJ Davies, MNN Supardi, and S Tan (2005) Tree growth is related to light interception and wood density in two mixed dipterocarp forests of Malaysia. Functional Ecology 19:445-453.

McPherson, S, D Eamus, and BR Murray (2004) Seasonal impacts on leaf attributes of several tree species growing in three diverse ecosystems of south-eastern Australia. Australian Journal of Botany 52:293-301.

Michaletz, ST, and EA Johnson (2006) Foliage influences forced convection heat transfer in conifer branches and buds. New Phytologist 170:87-98.

Moles, AT, DS Falster, MR Leishman, and M Westoby (2004) Small-seeded species produce more seeds per square metre of canopy per year, but not per individual per lifetime. Journal of Ecology 92:384-396.

Moles, AT, and M Westoby (2006) Seed size and plant strategy across the whole life cycle. Oikos 113:91-105.

Morgan, HD, and M Westoby (2005) The relationship between nuclear DNA content and leaf strategy in seed plants. Annals of Botany 96:1321-1330.

Osada, N (2005) Branching, biomass distribution, and light capture efficiency in a pioneer tree, Rhus trichocarpa, in a secondary forest. Canadian Journal of Botany 83:1590-1598.

Palmiotto, PA, SJ Davies, KA Vogt, MS Ashton, DJ Vogt, and PS Ashton (2004) Soil-related habitat specialization in dipterocarp rain forest tree species in Borneo. Journal of Ecology 92:609-623.

Price, CA, and BJ Enquist (2006) Scaling of mass and morphology in plants with minimal branching: an extension of the WBE model. Functional Ecology 20:11-20.

Schwilk, DW, and DD Ackerly (2005) Is there a cost to resprouting? Seedling growth rate and drought tolerance in sprouting and nonsprouting Ceanothus (Rhamnaceae). American Journal of Botany 92:404-410.

Sun, SC, DM Jin, and PL Shi (2006) The leaf size-twig size spectrum of temperate woody species along an altitudinal gradient: An invariant allometric scaling relationship. Annals of Botany 97:97-107.

Takahashi, K, and A Rustandi (2006) Responses of crown development to canopy openings by saplings of eight tropical submontane forest tree species in Indonesia: A comparison with cool-temperate trees. Annals of Botany 97:559-569.

Tomkins, JL, JS Kotiaho, and NR LeBas (2005) Matters of scale: Positive allometry and the evolution of male dimorphisms. American Naturalist 165:389-402.

Vaieretti, MV, S Diaz, D Vile, and E Garnier (2007) Two Measurement Methods of Leaf Dry Matter Content Produce Similar Results in a Broad Range of Species. Annals of Botany.

Wright, IJ, PB Reich, JHC Cornelissen, DS Falster, E Garnier, K Hikosaka, BB Lamont, W Lee, J Oleksyn, N Osada, H Poorter, R Villar, DI Warton, and M Westoby (2005a) Assessing the generality of global leaf trait relationships. New Phytologist 166:485-496.

Wright, IJ, PB Reich, JHC Cornelissen, DS Falster, PK Groom, K Hikosaka, W Lee, CH Lusk, U Niinemets, J Oleksyn, N Osada, H Poorter, DI Warton, and M Westoby (2005b) Modulation of leaf economic traits and trait relationships by climate. Global Ecology and Biogeography 14:411-421.

Young, JW (2005) Ontogeny of muscle mechanical advantage in capuchin monkeys (Cebus albifrons and Cebus apella). Journal of Zoology 267:351-362.

last updated 17/10/2006