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Maximizing daily canopy photosynthesis with respect to the leaf nitrogen allocation pattern in the canopy
SummaryA model of daily canopy photosynthesis was constructed taking light and leaf nitrogen distribution in the canopy into consideration. It was applied to a canopy of Solidago altissima. BothExpand
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Patterns of light and nitrogen distribution in relation to whole canopy carbon gain in C3 and C4 mono- and dicotyledonous species
An analytical model was used to describe the optimal nitrogen distribution. From this model, it was hypothesized that the non-uniformity of the nitrogen distribution increases with the canopyExpand
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Biogeography and Ecology of Southern Africa
  • M. Werger
  • Geography
  • Monographiae Biologicae
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Carbon cycling traits of plant species are linked with mycorrhizal strategy
Ecosystem carbon cycling depends strongly on the productivity of plant species and the decomposition rates of the litter they produce. We tested the hypothesis that classifying plant functional typesExpand
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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.
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Nitrogen use efficiency in instantaneous and daily photosynthesis of leaves in the canopy of a Solidago altissima stand
Photosynthetic capacity was measured on detached leaves sampled in a canopy of Solidago altissima L. Non-rectangular hyperbola fitted the light response curve of photosynthesis and significantExpand
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On concepts and techniques applied in the Ziirich-Montpellier method of vegetation survey
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.
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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 (totalExpand
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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 photon flux capturing in terms of biomass investment. For that purpose,Expand
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Biennial variation in production of new shoots in groves of the giant bamboo Phyllostachys pubescens in Sichuan, China
Abstract(1) The dynamics of vegetative reproduction in the giant bamboo, Phyllostachys pubescens, at the Nature Reserve of Jinyun Mountain, Chongqing, Subtropical China, are described for a period ofExpand
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