GROWTH PATTERN, REPRODUCTION, AND SELF‐THINNING IN SEAWEEDS1

@inproceedings{FloresMoya1996GROWTHPR,
  title={GROWTH PATTERN, REPRODUCTION, AND SELF‐THINNING IN SEAWEEDS1},
  author={Antonio Flores-Moya and Jos{\'e} A. Fern{\'a}ndez and F. Xavier Niell},
  year={1996}
}
In unispecific plant stands, the logarithm of mean individual weight (w) depends on the logarithm of density (d) by the -3/4 power law (a slope of -1.5 and an intercept ranging from 2.3 to 5.0). The analysis of the w and d relationships in whole cohorts of two seaweed species from the Strait of Gibraltar shows deviations from the canonical equation. The kelp Phyllariopsis purpurascens (C. Agardh) Henry et South (Phaeophyta) growing at a 30-m depth has the lowest intercept value (0.6) recorded… CONTINUE READING