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Use of quantitative methods to determine leaf biomass on 15 woody shrub species in northeastern Mexico



Use of quantitative methods to determine leaf biomass on 15 woody shrub species in northeastern Mexico



Forest Ecology and Management 216(1/3): 359-366



The coast of the Gulf of Mexico is characterized by dry regions with a high variation in climatic conditions. This area is rich in drought-tolerant or subhumid species. In order to determine the most appropriate method in evaluating the leaf biomass of 15 shrubs species in a native matorral (thornscrub) of northeastern Mexico, a study was conducted to compare the following non-destructive methods: (1) Adelaide; (2) double sampling or dimensional analysis; and (3) double sampling of branches.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2005.05.046


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