How to determine sapling buckling risk with only a few measurements.

@article{Jaouen2007HowTD,
  title={How to determine sapling buckling risk with only a few measurements.},
  author={Ga{\"e}lle Jaouen and Tancr{\`e}de Alm{\'e}ras and Catherine Coutand and M{\'e}riem Fournier},
  journal={American journal of botany},
  year={2007},
  volume={94 10},
  pages={1583-93}
}
Tree buckling risk (actual height/critical buckling height) is an important biomechanical trait of plant growth strategies, and one that contributes to species coexistence. To estimate the diversity of this trait among wide samples, a method that minimizes damage to the plants is necessary. On the basis of the rarely used, complete version of Greenhill's model (1881, Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 4(2): 65-73), we precisely measured all the necessary parameters on a sample… CONTINUE READING