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Modeling the size-density relationship in direct-seeded slash pine stands

  title={Modeling the size-density relationship in direct-seeded slash pine stands},
  author={Quang V. Cao and Thomas J. Dean and V. Clark Baldwin},
  journal={Forest Science},
The relationship between quadratic mean diameter and tree density appeared curvilinear on a log-log scale, based on data from direct-seeded slash pine (Pinus elliottii var. elliottii Engelm.) stands. The self-thinning trajectory followed a straight line for high tree density levels and then turned away from this line as tree density decreased. A system of equations was developed to model the reciprocal effects of stand diameter and density through time. The equations performed well for these… Expand

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