The interspecific mass-density relationship and plant geometry.

@article{Franco1998TheIM,
  title={The interspecific mass-density relationship and plant geometry.},
  author={Michel Mart{\'i}nez Franco and Colleen K. Kelly},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1998},
  volume={95 13},
  pages={
          7830-5
        }
}
We present an a priori theoretical framework for the interspecific allometric relationship between stand mass and plant population density. Our model predicts a slope of -1/3 between the logarithm of stand mass and the logarithm of stand density, thus conflicting with a previously assumed slope of -1/2. Our model rests on a heuristic separation of resource-limited living mass and structural mass in the plant body. We point out that because of similar resource requirements among plants of… CONTINUE READING

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