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The effect of population density on shoot morphology of herbs in relation to light capture by leaves

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Plants change their shapes, depending on their environment, for example, plant height increases with increasing population density. We examined the density-dependent plasticity in shoot morphology of herbs by analysing a mathematical model which identifies a number of key factors that influence shoot morphology, namely (i) solar radiation captured by leaves; (ii) shading from neighbouring plants; and (iii) utilisation efficiency of resource by leaves, stems and veins. An optimisation theory w...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Mathematical Inst
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Mathematical Inst
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Journal:
ECOLOGICAL MODELLING
Volume:
128
Issue:
1
Pages:
51-62
Publication date:
2000-04-03
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ISSN:
0304-3800
URN:
uuid:4c96717d-fa99-451f-bf6d-797dcc21cc27
Source identifiers:
30670
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pubs:30670

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