Pantropical variability in tree crown allometry

Grace Jopaul Loubota Panzou, Adeline Fayolle, Tommaso Jucker, Oliver L. Phillips, Stephanie Bohlman, Lindsay F. Banin, Simon L. Lewis, Kofi Affum‐baffoe, Luciana F. Alves, Cécile Antin, Eric Arets, Luzmila Arroyo, Timothy R. Baker, Nicolas Barbier, Hans Beeckman, Uta Berger, Yannick Enock Bocko, Frans Bongers, Sam Bowers, Thom BradeEduardo S. Brondizio, Arthur Chantrain, Jerome Chave, Halidou Compaore, David Coomes, Adama Diallo, Arildo S. Dias, Kangbéni Dimobe, Gloria Djaney Djagbletey, Tomas Domingues, Jean‐louis Doucet, Thomas Drouet, Eric Forni, John L. Godlee, Rosa C. Goodman, Sylvie Gourlet‐fleury, Fidele Hien, Yoshiko Iida, Bhely Angoboy Ilondea, Jonathan Ilunga Muledi, Pierre Jacques, Shem Kuyah, Jorge López‐portillo, Jean Joël Loumeto, Ben Hur Marimon‐junior, Beatriz Schwantes Marimon, Sylvanus Mensah, Edward T. A. Mitchard, Glenn R. Moncrieff, Ayyappan Narayanan, Sean T. O’brien, Korotimi Ouedraogo, Michael W. Palace, Raphael Pelissier, Pierre Ploton, Lourens Poorter, Casey M. Ryan, Gustavo Saiz, Karin Santos, Michael Schlund, Giacomo Sellan, Bonaventure Sonke, Frank Sterck, Quentin Thibaut, Yorick Van Hoef, Elmar Veenendaal, Alejandra G. Vovides, Yaozhan Xu, Tze Leong Yao, Ted R. Feldpausch, Andrew Kerkhoff

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Abstract

Tree crowns determine light interception, carbon and water exchange. Thus, understanding the factors causing tree crown allometry to vary at the tree and stand level matters greatly for the development of future vegetation modelling and for the calibration of remote sensing products. Nevertheless, we know little about large‐scale variation and determinants in tropical tree crown allometry. In this study, we explored the continental variation in scaling exponents of site‐specific crown allometry and assessed their relationships with environmental and stand‐level variables in the tropics.
Original languageEnglish
JournalGlobal Ecology and Biogeography
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Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2020

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