Light as an indicator of ecological succession in brazilwood ( Caesalpinia echinata Lam . )

@inproceedings{Mengarda2009LightAA,
  title={Light as an indicator of ecological succession in brazilwood ( Caesalpinia echinata Lam . )},
  author={liana h. g. Mengarda and f. de souza and Eliemar Campostrini and Osvaldo Reis and Wagner Vendrame and f. cuzzuol},
  year={2009}
}
  • liana h. g. Mengarda, f. de souza, +3 authors f. cuzzuol
  • Published 2009
The ecophysiological behavior of brazilwood (Caesalpinia echinata Lam.) plants was evaluated as affected by light quantity and quality. Nine-month-old plants were cultivated under 0%, 50%, and 80% artificial shading, and natural shading imposed by a closed canopy for a period of 392 days. At the end of that period growth parameters were measured, including relative growth rate (RGR), net assimilation rate (NAR), leaf area ratio (LAR), specific leaf mass (SLM) and root:shoot ratio (R:S). Higher… CONTINUE READING