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Allometry and Shade Tolerance in Pole-sized Trees of Two Contrasting Dipterocarp Species in Sabah, Malaysia
Martin G. Barker, Michelle A. Pinard and Reuben Nilus
Vol. 38, No. 3 (May, 2006), pp. 437-440
Published by: Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30043264
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We compared the allometry of two contrasting late-successional dipterocarp species to test whether a monolayer (shade-toleran)--multilayer (shade-intolerant) model applies to pole-sized trees. Crown traits of the more shade-tolerant species (Vatica micranthd) did not conform to either of the familiar monolayer or multilayer models for pole-sized trees, but instead were consistent with a "persistent multilayer" model. Species differences in crown traits may be influenced more by future rather than present light environments.
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