Linking wood density with tree growth and environment: a theoretical analysis based on the motion of water.

  title={Linking wood density with tree growth and environment: a theoretical analysis based on the motion of water.},
  author={Michael L. Roderick and Sandra L. Berry},
  journal={The New phytologist},
  volume={149 3},
• An hydraulic model of a tree stem is presented to help understand how the carbon storage in ecosystems varies with changing environmental conditions. • The model is based on the assumption that a tree stem is a collection of parallel pipes and was used to (qualitatively) predict how the mass concentration of dry matter ([D]) would vary with water temperature (via changes in viscosity), nitrogen supply and atmospheric CO2 . • There was qualitative agreement between model predictions and… 

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