Tree morphology responds to neighbourhood competition and slope in species-rich forests in subtropical China, doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2010.08.015
Created at: 2010-04-13
Initial title: Growth responses of tree individuals to neighbourhood competition in a species rich slope forest of subtropical China
Envisaged journal: Forest Ecology and Management
Envisaged date: 2010-08-11
A) Species-specific differences in growth responses of crown and stem. Data of projected crown area, crown displacement and stem inclination are compared.
B) The morphological response of crown and stem is influenced by biotic and abiotic paramteres.
Tree individual parameters: projected crown area, relative crown displacement, stem inclination
Local biotic parameters: species richness, functional group richness, competition, mean upper canopy height
Local abiotic parameters: local slope aspect and inclination, soil depth
- CSPs: Comparative study plot (CSP) information to be shared with all BEF-China scientists (main)
- CSPs: Tree neighbour competitive traits in the comparative study plots - target groups (main)
- CSPs: Tree neighbour competitive traits in the comparative study plots - tree individuals (main)