Age-related decline of stand biomass accumulation is primarily due to mortality and not to reduction in NPP associated with individual tree physiology, tree growth or stand structure in a Quercus-dominated forest
Article first published online: 4 JAN 2012
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Journal of Ecology
Volume 100, Issue 2, pages 428–440, March 2012
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Xu, C.-Y., Turnbull, M. H., Tissue, D. T., Lewis, J. D., Carson, R., Schuster, W. S. F., Whitehead, D., Walcroft, A. S., Li, J. and Griffin, K. L. (2012), Age-related decline of stand biomass accumulation is primarily due to mortality and not to reduction in NPP associated with individual tree physiology, tree growth or stand structure in a Quercus-dominated forest. Journal of Ecology, 100: 428–440. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2011.01933.x
- Issue published online: 13 FEB 2012
- Article first published online: 4 JAN 2012
- Received 19 April 2011; accepted 1 November 2011 , Handling Editor: Thomas Kitzberger
Appendix S1. Methods.
Table S1. Plot information.
Table S2. Parameters of tree equations.
Table S3. Age and seasonal effect on physiological parameters and leaf characteristics.
Table S4. Parameters of canopy model.
Figure S1. Forest stand ages within the Highlands Region.
Figure S2. Annual canopy carbon fluxes in response to changes in model parameters.
Figure S3. Tree mortality in long-term plots and the deviation of mortality among plots.
Figure S4. Changes of tree size distribution, average tree AGB and cumulative AGB.
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