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- Zhao, Changming, et al. Show all 12 Authors
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2012 v.109 no.22 pp. 8600-8605
- bamboos; biomass; canopy; crops; energy; forests; models; plantations; planting; trees
- ... There is general agreement that competition for resources results in a tradeoff between plant mass, M, and density, but the mathematical form of the resulting thinning relationship and the mechanisms that generate it are debated. Here, we evaluate two complementary models, one based on the space-filling properties of canopy geometry and the other on the metabolic basis of resource use. For densely ...
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