Self-thinning and Community Persistence in a Simple Size-structured Dynamical Model of Plant Growth

Dercole F, Niklas K, & Rand R (2005). Self-thinning and Community Persistence in a Simple Size-structured Dynamical Model of Plant Growth. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-05-085

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Abstract

This paper presents a size-structured dynamical model of plant growth. The model takes the form of a partial differential-integral equation and includes the effects of self-shading by leaves. Closed form solutions are presented for the equilibrium size density distribution. Analytic conditions are derived for community persistence, and the self-thinning exponent is obtained as a function of species characteristics and environmental conditions.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Interim Report)
Research Programs: Adaptive Dynamics Network (ADN)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:18
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2016 07:34
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/7757

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