Plant competition for light analyzed with a multispecies canopy model

@article{Barnes1990PlantCF,
  title={Plant competition for light analyzed with a multispecies canopy model},
  author={Paul W. Barnes and Wolfram Beyschlag and R. I. Ryel and Stephan D. Flint and Martyn M. Caldwell},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1990},
  volume={82},
  pages={560-566}
}
A multispecies canopy photosynthesis simulation model was used to examine the importance of canopy structure in influencing light interception and carbon gain in mixed and pure stands of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and wild oat (Avena fatua L.), a common weedy competitor of wheat. In the mixtures, the fraction of the simulated canopy photosynthesis contributed by wheat was found to decline during the growing season and this decline was closely related to reductions in the amount of leaf area… CONTINUE READING