Abstract

A new differential equation model for the growth of trees, involving structure/storage partitioning, is set up. The model, which is relatively simple, is shown to exhibit suppression and dominance effects. It also suggests a possible mechanism for the bimodal distributions of tree size which are observed in even-aged monoculture stands.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)691-698
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Theoretical Biology
Volume97
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 1982

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A model for suppression and dominance in trees. / Britton, N. F.

In: Journal of Theoretical Biology, Vol. 97, No. 4, 21.08.1982, p. 691-698.

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