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How a measure of tree structural complexity relates to architectural benefit‐to‐cost ratio, light availability, and growth of trees

dc.contributor.authorSeidel, Dominik
dc.contributor.authorAnnighöfer, Peter
dc.contributor.authorStiers, Melissa
dc.contributor.authorZemp, Clara Delphine
dc.contributor.authorBurkardt, Katharina
dc.contributor.authorEhbrecht, Martin
dc.contributor.authorWillim, Katharina
dc.contributor.authorKreft, Holger
dc.contributor.authorHölscher, Dirk
dc.contributor.authorAmmer, Christian
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-28T13:41:54Z
dc.date.available2019-10-28T13:41:54Z
dc.date.issued2019de
dc.relation.ISSN2045-7758de
dc.identifier.urihttp://resolver.sub.uni-goettingen.de/purl?gs-1/16548
dc.description.abstractAboveground tree architecture is neither fully deterministic nor random. It is likely the result of mechanisms that balance static requirements and light-capturing efficiency. Here, we used terrestrial laser scanning data to investigate the relationship between tree architecture, here addressed using the box-dimension (D b), and the architectural benefit-to-cost ratio, the light availability, and the growth of trees. We detected a clear relationship between D b and the benefit-to-cost ratio for the tested three temperate forest tree species (Fagus sylvatica L., Fraxinus excelsior L., and Acer pseudoplatanus L.). In addition, we could also show that D b is positively related to the growth performance of several tropical tree species. Finally, we observed a negative relationship between the strength of competition enforced on red oak (Quercus rubra L.) trees and their D b. We therefore argue that D b is a meaningful and integrative measure that describes the structural complexity of the aboveground compartments of a plant as well as its relation to structural efficiency (benefit-to-cost ratio), productivity, and growing conditions (competition or availability of light).de
dc.description.sponsorshipOpen-Access-Publikationsfonds 2019
dc.language.isoengde
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/677232/EU//ECOWORMde
dc.rightsopenAccess
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectGermany; Indonesia; box‐dimension; fractal analysis; light availability; plant architecture; productivityde
dc.subject.ddc570
dc.titleHow a measure of tree structural complexity relates to architectural benefit‐to‐cost ratio, light availability, and growth of treesde
dc.typejournalArticlede
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/ece3.5281
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionde
dc.relation.pISSN2045-7758
dc.relation.eISSN2045-7758
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume9de
dc.bibliographicCitation.issue12de
dc.bibliographicCitation.firstPage7134de
dc.bibliographicCitation.lastPage7142de
dc.type.subtypejournalArticle
dc.identifier.pmid31380038
dc.description.statuspeerReviewedde
dc.bibliographicCitation.journalEcology and Evolutionde


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