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Energy exchange characteristics as an indicator of biomass production potential in tree species



Energy exchange characteristics as an indicator of biomass production potential in tree species



Belgian Journal of Botany 136(1): 45-51, 15 September



A study on variation in energy exchange characteristics and their relation with total leave dry weight was conducted in sixteen Himalayan tree species grown under identical natural environmental conditions at 550 m altitude in Central Himalayas. The study revealed a highly positive correlation in all the species between the total energy absorbed by their leaves and leaf dry weight, which is directly correlated with total plant biomass. Therefore, the possibility of using leaf energy exchange characteristics as a means of predicting the biomass production potential is proposed.

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