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How should leaf area, sapwood area and stomatal conductance vary with tree height to maximize growth?

Buckley, Thomas; Roberts, David W

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Conventional wisdom holds that the ratio of leaf area to sapwood area (L/S) should decline during height (H) growth to maintain hydraulic homeostasis and prevent stomatal conductance (gs) from declining. We contend that L/S should increase with H based on a numerical simulation, a mathematical analysis and a conceptual argument: (1) numerical simulation - a tree growth model, DESPOT (Deducing Emergent Structure and Physiology Of Trees), in which carbon (C) allocation is regulated to maximize C...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/84712
Source: Tree Physiology

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