Controls Over Growth and Nutrient Use by Taiga Forest Trees

  • F. S. ChapinIII
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 57)


There is a 25-fold range in the above-ground productivity of mature forest trees (12–300 g · m-2) growing on common parent material in interior Alaska (Van Cleve et al. 1983). This variation in productivity is primarily associated with slope, aspect, and the successional stage.


Soil Temperature Root Growth Phosphate Absorption Root Elongation Rate Taiga Forest 
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