Photosynthetic capacity peaks at intermediate size in temperate deciduous trees.

@article{Thomas2010PhotosyntheticCP,
  title={Photosynthetic capacity peaks at intermediate size in temperate deciduous trees.},
  author={Sean C. Thomas},
  journal={Tree physiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={30 5},
  pages={555-73}
}
Studies of age-related changes in leaf functional biology have generally been based on dichotomous comparisons of young and mature individuals (e.g., saplings and mature canopy trees), with little data available to describe changes through the entire ontogeny of trees, particularly of broadleaf angiosperms. Leaf-level gas-exchange and morphological parameters were quantified in situ in the upper canopy of trees acclimated to high light conditions, spanning a wide range of ontogenetic stages… CONTINUE READING
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