Initial density affects biomass–density and allometric relationships in self‐thinning populations of Fagopyrum esculentum

@article{Li2013InitialDA,
  title={Initial density affects biomass–density and allometric relationships in self‐thinning populations of Fagopyrum esculentum},
  author={Lei Li and Jacob Weiner and Daowei ZhouD. Zhou and Yingxin Huang and Lianxi Sheng},
  journal={Journal of Ecology},
  year={2013},
  volume={101}
}
The form and generality of the biomass–density relationship, especially during self‐thinning of crowded stands, have been intensively debated in recent years. All models of self‐thinning assume that the trajectory is independent of the initial pre‐thinning density, so populations differing in initial density can be analysed together. As plant allometry is a determinant of the self‐thinning trajectory, and competition alters plants' allometric growth, initial density may have consequences for… 
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