Wood Specific Gravity Variations and Biomass of Central African Tree Species: The Simple Choice of the Outer Wood

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CONTEXT Wood specific gravity is a key element in tropical forest ecology. It integrates many aspects of tree mechanical properties and functioning and is an important predictor of tree biomass. Wood specific gravity varies widely among and within species and also within individual trees. Notably, contrasted patterns of radial variation of wood specific… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0142146

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