Seasonal patterns of light availability and light use of broadleaf evergreens in a deciduous forest understory: Potential mechanisms for expansion

@article{Shiflett2013SeasonalPO,
  title={Seasonal patterns of light availability and light use of broadleaf evergreens in a deciduous forest understory: Potential mechanisms for expansion},
  author={S. A. Shiflett and J. Zinnert and D. Young},
  journal={Open Journal of Ecology},
  year={2013},
  volume={3},
  pages={151-160}
}
  • S. A. Shiflett, J. Zinnert, D. Young
  • Published 2013
  • Biology
  • Open Journal of Ecology
  • In recent years, expansion of native and exotic evergreen shrubs into forest understories has been documented worldwide. Dense shrub thickets may interfere with tree establishment, suppress herbaceous cover, and contribute substantially to total standing crop of leaf biomass. Expansion may occur because evergreen shrubs exploit seasonal variations in irradiance and temperature that are characteristic of temperate understory environments. We quantified leaf-level light environment and… CONTINUE READING
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