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Architecture and development of the oil-palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) root system
The growth dynamics and architecture of the oil-palm root system are described. Following a transitional juvenile phase, eight different morphological types of roots have been distinguished accordingExpand
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Spatial and temporal variations of soil respiration in a Eucalyptus plantation in Congo
Abstract Our objectives were to quantify soil respiration in a 3-year-old Eucalyptus plantation in coastal Congo and to investigate both temporal and spatial variations of this major component ofExpand
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Fine-root turnover rates of European forests revisited: an analysis of data from sequential coring and ingrowth cores
Background and AimsForest trees directly contribute to carbon cycling in forest soils through the turnover of their fine roots. In this study we aimed to calculate root turnover rates of commonExpand
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Age-related equations for above- and below-ground biomass of a Eucalyptus hybrid in Congo
A complete set of equations for below- and above-ground biomass of a natural Eucalyptus hybrid in Congo was constructed. Heteroscedasticity of data was taken into account by fitting weightedExpand
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Changes with age in the spatial distribution of roots of Eucalyptus clone in Congo: Impact on water and nutrient uptake
Clonal Eucalyptus plantations in the Pointe-Noire region have been established on sandy and nutrient poor soils, and carry potential risk of depleting water and nutrient. To assess these risks, waterExpand
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Modelling and simulation of the architecture and development of the oil-palm (t Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) root system
The objective of this work was to model the architecture and growth dynamics of the oil-palm root system. The morphological and functional unit of the root system, called “root architectural unit”Expand
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Mixed-species plantations of Acacia mangium and Eucalyptus grandis in Brazil: 2: Nitrogen accumulation in the stands and biological N2 fixation
Abstract The sustainability of plantation forests is closely dependent on soil nitrogen availability in short-rotation forests established on low-fertility soils. Planting an understorey ofExpand
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Engineering ecological protection against landslides in diverse mountain forests: Choosing cohesion models
a b s t r a c t Vegetation is increasingly used to protect artificial and natural slopes against shallow landslides. Mechan- ically, plant roots reinforce soil along a slope by providing cohesionExpand
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IJ_Rhizo: an open-source software to measure scanned images of root samples
Background and aimsThis paper provides an overview of the measuring capabilities of IJ_Rhizo, an ImageJ macro that measures scanned images of washed root samples. IJ_Rhizo is open-source,Expand
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Modelling and simulation of the architecture and development of the oil-palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) root system
A stochastic model of oil-palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) root system architecture and development has been developed. This model enabled us to create 3-D numerical models of complete root systems byExpand
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