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

Tohru 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
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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