Patterns of growth dominance in thinned yellow-poplar stands in the southern Appalachian Mountains, USA
Abstract:Growth dominance provides a quantitative description of the relative contribution of individual trees to stand growth. Positive dominance occurs when the largest individuals account for a greater proportion of growth period increment than total biomass. Conversely, negative dominance occurs when the smallest trees account for a greater proportion of the growth period increment than of total biomass. This study uses the relatively new concept of growth dominance to examine long-term changes in tree growth patterns in thinned yellow-poplar (
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 6, 2012
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