Functional groups of forest succession as dissipative structures: an applied study.

@article{Souza2004FunctionalGO,
  title={Functional groups of forest succession as dissipative structures: an applied study.},
  author={Gustavo Maia Souza and Rafael V Ribeiro and Marcelo Guerra Santos and Henrique de Assis Lopes Ribeiro and Ricardo Ferraz de Oliveira},
  journal={Brazilian journal of biology = Revista brasleira de biologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={64 3B},
  pages={707-18}
}
This study tested the hypothesis that dissipative efficiency of tropical tree species could be an ecological advantage in the forest succession process. Daily leaf gas exchanges of a pioneer species (Guazuma ulmifolia) and a late successional species (Cariniana legalis) were evaluated under well-irrigated conditions and by withholding irrigation. Analyses of network connectance (Cg) and plant autonomy (At) were carried out in order to assess metabolic network changes in response to… CONTINUE READING