Leaf area, light transmission, roots and leaf damage in nine tropical plant communities

@article{Ewel1982LeafAL,
  title={Leaf area, light transmission, roots and leaf damage in nine tropical plant communities},
  author={J. Ewel and F. Benedict and C. Berish and B. Brown and S. Gliessman and M. Amador and R. Bermudez and A. Mart{\'i}nez and R. Miranda and Norman Price},
  journal={Agro-ecosystems},
  year={1982},
  volume={7},
  pages={305-326}
}
  • J. Ewel, F. Benedict, +7 authors Norman Price
  • Published 1982
  • Biology
  • Agro-ecosystems
  • The vertical distribution of leaf area by species; transmission of photosynthetically active radiation; root biomass and fine-root surface area; and leaf damage were measured in nine tropical ecosystems: six in Costa Rica and three in Mexico. Ecosystems studied included monocultures of maize (young and mature) and sweet potato; year-old natural succession and vegetation designed to mimic succession; a 2.5-year-old mixture of three arborescent perennials (cacao, plantain, Cordia alliodora); 2.7… CONTINUE READING
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