Explaining biomass growth of tropical canopy trees: the importance of sapwood

@inproceedings{Sande2015ExplainingBG,
  title={Explaining biomass growth of tropical canopy trees: the importance of sapwood},
  author={Masha T. van der Sande and Pieter A. Zuidema and Frank J. Sterck},
  booktitle={Oecologia},
  year={2015}
}
Tropical forests are important in worldwide carbon (C) storage and sequestration. C sequestration of these forests may especially be determined by the growth of canopy trees. However, the factors driving variation in growth among such large individuals remain largely unclear. We evaluate how crown traits [total leaf area, specific leaf area and leaf nitrogen (N) concentration] and stem traits [sapwood area (SA) and sapwood N concentration] measured for individual trees affect absolute biomass… CONTINUE READING