Maintaining high rates of carbon storage in old forests: A mechanism linking canopy structure to forest function

@inproceedings{Hardiman2013MaintainingHR,
  title={Maintaining high rates of carbon storage in old forests: A mechanism linking canopy structure to forest function},
  author={Brady S. Hardiman and Christopher M. Gough and Abby Halperin and Kathryn L. Hofmeister and Lucas E Nave and Gil Bohrer and Peter S. Curtis},
  year={2013}
}
Abstract Recent observations demonstrate that, against expectations, some forests maintain high carbon (C) storage rates for centuries, though the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. To test the hypothesis that age-related increases in canopy structural complexity improve resource-use efficiency and to evaluate canopy structural influences on forest C storage over successional timescales, we measured the fraction of photosynthetically active radiation absorbed by the canopy (fAPAR… CONTINUE READING

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