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Microenvironments and Growth in Gaps

  • Moriyoshi Ishizuka
  • Yukihito Ochiai
  • Hajime Utsugi
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 158)

Abstract

Canopy gaps, created by tree-fall disturbances, greatly alter local microenvironmental conditions and the availability of resources for regenerating tree seedlings (Chazdon and Fetcher 1984; Bazzaz and Wayne 1994). These disturbance-induced local modifications in environmental conditions play a significant role in regulating the population dynamics and coexistence of forest species (see Chapter 7; Pickett 1983; Canham and Marks 1985; Denslow 1987).

Keywords

Photosynthetic Photon Flux Density Soil Matric Potential Soil Moisture Regime Hemispherical Photograph Advanced Growth 
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  • Moriyoshi Ishizuka
  • Yukihito Ochiai
  • Hajime Utsugi

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