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Maximizing daily canopy photosynthesis with respect to the leaf nitrogen allocation pattern in the canopy
Redeployment of leaf nitrogen to the top of the canopy with ageing should be more effective in increasing total canopy photosynthesis in a stand with a dense canopy than in aStand with an open canopy.
Biogeography and Ecology of Southern Africa
- M. Werger
- Environmental ScienceMonographiae Biologicae
Patterns of light and nitrogen distribution in relation to whole canopy carbon gain in C3 and C4 mono- and dicotyledonous species
Experimental results were in accordance with the model predictions, in that the pattern of nitrogen allocation in the canopy is mainly determined by the extinction coefficient for light and the total amount of free nitrogen.
Life strategies of succulents in deserts : with special reference to the Namib desert
Preface 1. The succulent 2. Climate and vegetation of deserts 3. The Namib desert 4. Physiological implications 5. Life strategies of succulents References Index.
Carbon cycling traits of plant species are linked with mycorrhizal strategy
- J. Cornelissen, R. Aerts, B. Cerabolini, M. Werger, M. V. D. van der Heijden
- Environmental ScienceOecologia
- 13 July 2001
The hypothesis that classifying plant functional types according to mycorrhizal association explains important interspecific variation in plant carbon cycling traits is tested, particularly in those traits that feature in a hypothesized feedback between vegetation productivity and litter turnover.
Nitrogen use efficiency in instantaneous and daily photosynthesis of leaves in the canopy of a Solidago altissima stand
Curvilinear relations were obtained between leaf nitrogen and photosynthetic rate on both an instantaneous and a daily basis and the predicted optimum leaf nitrogen content for each level in the canopy was close to the actual nitrogen distribution as found through sampling.
On concepts and techniques applied in the Ziirich-Montpellier method of vegetation survey
- M. Werger
- 4 December 1974
Because a wider use o f the Zurich-Montpellier method in the study of vegetation in South Africa is envisaged, an outline of concepts and techniques applied in that method is given.
Foliar nutrients in relation to growth, allocation and leaf traits in seedlings of a wide range of woody plant species and types
- J. Cornelissen, M. Werger, P. Castro-Díez, J. W. van Rheenen, A. Rowland
- Biology, MedicineOecologia
- 1 August 1997
Functional groups of species and genera could be distinguished with respect to seedling leaf nutrient attributes and another functional group was that of the nitrogen-fixing species, which had consistently high innate leaf Nwght compared to non-N-fixers.
Canopy Structure and Photon Flux Partitioning Among Species in a Herbaceous Plant Community
This paper demonstrates a new analysis of photon flux partitioning among species and an evaluation of the efficiency of photons flux capturing in terms of biomass investment with a stratified harvest method in a stand of a tall herbaceous community on a floating fen.
Carbon and nutrient dynamics in relation to growth rhythm in the giant bamboo Phyllostachys pubescens
The carbon and nutrient dynamics in relation to growth rhythm in the giant bamboo Phyllostachys pubescens on Mount Jinyun, Chongqing, China, was studied during 1993–1996. Concentrations of TNC (total…