The influence of stand structure on ecophysiological leaf characteristics of Pinus ponderosa in western Montana

@inproceedings{Nagel2001TheIO,
  title={The influence of stand structure on ecophysiological leaf characteristics of Pinus ponderosa in western Montana},
  author={Linda Marie Nagel and K. L. O'hara},
  year={2001}
}
The effects of vertical arrangement of foliage in even-aged and multiaged stand structures of ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Dougl. ex P. Laws. & C. Laws.) on overall stand growth, light interception, and physiological leaf properties were tested on five plot pairs in western Montana. The primary structural difference between stand structures involves greater canopy depth and stratification of foliage in the multiaged stands. Both area- and mass-based maximum photosynthetic rates (Aarea and… CONTINUE READING