Growth responses of seedlings of two neotropical pioneer species to simulated forest gap environments

@inproceedings{Dalling1999GrowthRO,
  title={Growth responses of seedlings of two neotropical pioneer species to simulated forest gap environments},
  author={James W. Dalling and Catherine E. Lovelock and Stephen P. Hubbell},
  year={1999}
}
Traditional shade house experiments that expose plants to relatively uniform irradiance and light quality are inadequate to characterize the morphological, allocational and physiological plasticity that seedlings show to different gap environments. Here the design of a pot experiment is described that simulates the daily time course of irradiance and light quality in idealized gaps of six different sizes. Differences in response to gap size are illustrated using data from two pioneer species… CONTINUE READING
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