Competition from neighboring trees in eucalyptus monoculture and in mixed species native forest restoration plantations
Competition has been recognized as a crucial factor in determining stand structure and productivity. However, competition is not a simple pattern. Its intensity and importance vary with structures of neighboring tree size and composition, and nutrient gradients. Our studies examined the influence of neighborhood uniformity on growth of individual trees in Eucalyptus monoculture, and competition between pioneer and non-pioneer species in mixed native species restoration plantations by developing a number of alternative neighborhood growth models. Our analyses showed that neighborhood uniformity ...
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