Section 5
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Interspecific competition impacts on the morphology and distribution of fine roots in European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) and Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.)

Bolte, A.; Villanueva, I.

European Journal of Forest Research 125(1): 15-26


ISSN/ISBN: 1612-4669
DOI: 10.1007/s10342-005-0075-5
Accession: 004444547

Morphology and vertical distribution patterns of spruce and beech live fine roots (diameter=2 mm) were studied using a soil core method in three comparable mature stands in the Solling: (1) pure beech, (2) pure spruce and (3) mixed spruce-beech. This study was aimed at determining the effects of interspecific competition on fine root structure and spatial fine root distribution of both species.

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