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Advances in understanding canopy development in forest trees

Code: 9781786764935
W. Keith Moser, USDA Forest Service, USA; Adam P. Coble, Oregon Department of Forestry, USA; Lea Hallik, University of Tartu, Estonia; Andrew D. Richardson, Northern Arizona University, USA; Jan Pisek and Kairi Adamson, University of Tartu, Estonia; Russell T. Graham, USDA Forest Service, USA; and Cynthia F. Moser, LLC Flagstaff, USA

Chapter synopsis: This chapter introduces the reader to physiological processes at the leaf, crown, and canopy level. It details the importance of light and water to these processes, then outlines the patterns that foliage at the three levels assume in order to maximize carbon uptake and tree performance. Summaries of research in leaf orientation, leaf clumping, and traits acclimation along a canopy light gradient are presented. At the canopy level, the continuous recording of canopy phenology and the eddy covariance method of recording biosphere-atmosphere fluxes are also discussed. These methods are suitable for whole-season measurements at the cross-landscape or regional level. Managers will find this knowledge useful as they assemble information to aid in their managerial decisions.

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Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Physiological processes at the leaf level 3 Physiological processes at the canopy (stand) level 4 Conclusion and future trends 5 Acknowledgements 6 References

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