The dynamics of foliage distribution within a forest canopy.
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]