Tree architecture in a Bornean lowland rain forest: intraspecific and interspecific patterns

Sterck, Frank J.; Bongers, Frans; Newbery, David McClintock (2001). Tree architecture in a Bornean lowland rain forest: intraspecific and interspecific patterns. Plant Ecology, 153(1), pp. 279-292. Springer Netherlands 10.1023/A:1017507723365

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Intraspecific and interspecific architectural patterns were studied for eight tree species of a Bornean rain forest. Trees 5--19 m tall in two 4-ha permanent sample plots in primary forest were selected, and three light descriptors and seven architectural traits for each tree were measured. Two general predictions were made: (1) Slow growing individuals (or short ones) encounter lower light, and have flatter crowns, fewer leaf layers, and thinner stems, than do fast growing individuals (or tall ones). (2) Species with higher shade-tolerance receive less light and have flatter crowns, fewer leaf layers, and thinner stems, than do species with lower shade-tolerance. Shade-tolerance is assumed to decrease with maximum growth rate, mortality rate, and adult stature of a species.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS)
08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS) > Vegetation Ecology (discontinued)

UniBE Contributor:

Newbery, David McClintock

Subjects:

500 Science > 580 Plants (Botany)

ISSN:

1385-0237

Publisher:

Springer Netherlands

Language:

English

Submitter:

Peter Alfred von Ballmoos-Haas

Date Deposited:

02 Jun 2016 08:21

Last Modified:

13 Sep 2018 14:31

Publisher DOI:

10.1023/A:1017507723365

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Branch architecture, Crown shape, Dipterocarpaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Leaf display, Life-history

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.81050

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/81050

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