Light environment and carbon gain of understory herbs associated with sunflecks in a warm temperate deciduous forest in Japan

Abstract

Seasonal variation in the light environment on the forest floor of a deciduous forest was investigated with special reference to sunflecks. Diurnal variations and seasonal changes in frequency and irradiation period of the sunflecks (sunfleck duration) were measured. The hourly total sunfleck duration varied seasonally; that is, 30–40 min in spring and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02348525

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