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Competition-dependent modelling of foliage biomass in forest stands

Competition-dependent modelling of foliage biomass in forest stands

Trees: Structure and Function 18(5): 596-607

Currently, foliage biomass is estimated based on stem diameter or basal area. However, it is questionable whether the relations between foliage and stem observed from plantations of a single tree species can be applied to stands of different structure or species composition. In this paper, a procedure is presented to simulate foliage and branch biomass of tree crowns relative to crown size and light competition.

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DOI: 10.1007/s00468-004-0352-9

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