Limitations on photosynthesis of competing individuals in stands and the consequences for canopy structure

@article{Anten2001LimitationsOP,
  title={Limitations on photosynthesis of competing individuals in stands and the consequences for canopy structure},
  author={Niels P. R. Anten and Tadaki Hirose},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2001},
  volume={129},
  pages={186-196}
}
The canopy structure of a stand of vegetation is determined by the growth patterns of the individual plants within the stand and the competitive interactions among them. We analyzed the carbon gain of individuals in two dense monospecific stands of Xanthium canadense and evaluated the consequences for intra-specific competition and whole-stand canopy structure. The stands differed in productivity, and this was associated with differences in nitrogen availability. Canopy structure, aboveground… CONTINUE READING