Shoot height, weight and standing crop in relation to density of monospecific plant stands.

Eville Gorham

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Abstract

Despite great differences in architecture and supporting tissue, monospecific stands of single-stemmed plants ranging in size from a moss to a tree follow a simple rule relating shoot dry weight and standing crop to density. We describe here an equation for this relationship which remains true for almost any fully occupied plant stand dominated by a single species.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)148-150
Number of pages3
JournalNature
Volume279
Issue number5709
StatePublished - 1979

Keywords

  • Stand density, above-ground biomass, and shoot size in pure stands of plants

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