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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Radial growth responses of three co-occuring species to small canopy disturbances in a secondary hardwood forest on the Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HART J.L. (1) ; AUSTIN D.A. (2) ; VAN DE GEVEL S.L. (3) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography, Univ. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Dep. of Geography, Univ. of North Alabama, Florence, ETATS-UNIS
(3) Dep. of Geography and Planning, Appalachian State Univ., Boone, ETATS-UNIS

Abstract

The AA. analyzed the radial growth patterns of Liriodendron tulipifera, Acer rubrum, and Acer saccharum growing in 39 canopy gaps in a mature secondary hardwood forest on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee to compare species-specific growth responses to small canopy disturbances. They tested for differences between mean radial growth increases during the year of release initiation (i.e., first year of discernible growth increase) over the year prior, mean percent growth increases during the year of release initiation over the year prior, mean release durations, and mean lag times between canopy gap formation and radial growth response. These findings provide information on the successional pathway of the forest, the physiological responses of these species to small canopy openings, and the applicability of these species to reconstruct canopy gap formation in secondary stands from tree-ring records

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 31, no3 [pp. 270-291]

Bibliographic references : 5 p.

Collation : 6 fig., 1 tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.2747/0272-3646.31.3.270

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