Diffused light conditions in canopy gaps in a beech (Fagus crenata Blume) forest

Toru Nakashizuka

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    Abstract

    A simple model for diffused light conditions in canopy gaps is presented. The vertical changes of illuminance in gaps calculated from the model agreed with the changes observed in a beech forest in Japan. The illuminance in a given sized gap in the forest could be estimated from the model. Size distribution of gaps in the forest suggested that most gaps were too small for the frequent occurrence of pioneer tree species.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)472-474
    Number of pages3
    JournalOecologia
    Volume66
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1985 Jul 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Ecology

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