Growth indices - Their rôle in understanding the growth, structure and distribution of Australian vegetation

Specht R.L. (1981) Growth indices - Their rôle in understanding the growth, structure and distribution of Australian vegetation. Oecologia, 50 3: 347-356. doi:10.1007/BF00344975


Author Specht R.L.
Title Growth indices - Their rôle in understanding the growth, structure and distribution of Australian vegetation
Journal name Oecologia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0029-8549
Publication date 1981-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF00344975
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 50
Issue 3
Start page 347
End page 356
Total pages 10
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Subject 2303 Ecology
Abstract Growth indices, relating the relative growth of the photosynthetic canopy to light, temperature, moisture and soil nutrients, are described. Monthly values of these growth indices are multiplied, together with the foliage projective cover of the canopy, to give an estimate of the net photosynthetic index of the photosynthetic canopy. An exponentially-increasing respiration index adjusts for the loss of photosynthates by respiration in stems and roots, thus allowing for an estimate of a Current Annual Growth Index and a Total Growth Index, at maturity. A translocation index enables the partitioning of photosynthates between tops and roots to be estimated. These growth indices are examined in relation to the structure, growth and distribution of Australian woody vegetation.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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