Do interspecific differences in sapling growth traits contribute to the co-dominance of Acer saccharum and Fagus grandifolia?

@article{Takahashi2008DoID,
  title={Do interspecific differences in sapling growth traits contribute to the co-dominance of Acer saccharum and Fagus grandifolia?},
  author={Koichi Takahashi and Martin J. Lechowicz},
  journal={Annals of botany},
  year={2008},
  volume={101 1},
  pages={103-9}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Acer saccharum and Fagus grandifolia are among the most dominant late-successional tree species in North America. The influence of sapling growth responses to canopy gaps on the co-dominance of the two species in an old-growth forest in southern Quebec, Canada was examined. Two predictions were evaluated: (a) F. grandifolia is more shade tolerant than A. saccharum due to greater sapling leaf area and net production per sapling in closed-canopy conditions; and (b) the height… CONTINUE READING
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