Allometry and shade tolerance in pole-sized trees of two contrasting dipterocarp species in Sabah, Malaysia

M G Barker, M A Pinard, R Nilus

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Abstract

We compared the allometry of two contrasting late-successional dipterocarp species to test whether a monolayer (shade-tolerant)-multilayer (shade-intolerant) model applies to pole-sized trees. Crown traits of the more shade-tolerant species (Vatica micrantha) 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-440
Number of pages4
JournalBiotropica
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2006

Keywords

  • crown traits
  • Dipterocarpaceae
  • Malaysia
  • monolayer
  • Sabah
  • sapling
  • Shorea macroptera
  • Vatica micrantha
  • rain forest trees
  • life history
  • Panamanian forest
  • crown development
  • pioneer tree
  • leaf size
  • growth
  • light
  • architecture

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