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- Lopez, Omar R.; Farris-Lopez, Krista; Montgomery, Rebecca A.; Givnish, Thomas J.
- American journal of botany 2008 v.95 no.11 pp. 1395-1407
- Carpinus caroliniana, etc ; freezing point; national parks; interspecific variation; Nyssa sylvatica; canopy; shade trees; saplings; shade tolerance; temperate forests; phenology; budbreak; spring; Aesculus flava; Magnolia fraseri; growing season; summer; leaves; Great Smoky Mountain region; Show all 19 Subjects
- ... Leaf phenology varies markedly across tree species of temperate deciduous forests. Early leafing in spring may increase light capture and carbon gain prior to canopy closure, allowing saplings to survive in understory sites deeply shaded in midsummer. We quantified sapling leaf phenology for 18 tree species and seasonal variation in understory light availability at three sites along a ridge-slope- ...