The dynamics of foliage distribution within a forest canopy.

Published online
01 Jan 1974
Content type
Journal article
Journal title
Journal of Applied Ecology

Kinerson, R. S. & Higginbotham, K. O. & Chapman, R. C.

Publication language
USA & North Carolina


Presents a quantitative study of canopy morphology based on data collected during and after the 1971 growing season, in a 14-year-old stand of Pinus taeda, in the Piedmont of North Carolina. Changes in canopy structure with time are expressed on a phenological time base. The functional relations of foliage distribution in individual crowns, and production of new foliage, loss of old foliage, and height growth with time, are combined in a computer programme to simulate the temporal and spatial dynamics of the canopy. [Cf. FA 33, 3062]

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