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A time to grow and a time to die: a new way to analyze the dynamics of size, light, age, and death of tropical trees.

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In tropical rain forests, rates of forest turnover and tree species' life-history differences are shaped by the life expectancy of trees and the time taken by seedlings to reach the canopy. These measures are therefore of both theoretical and applied interest. However, the relationship between size, age, and life expectancy is poorly understood. In this paper, we show how to obtain, in a dynamic environment, age-related population parameters from data on size and light transitions and surviva...

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10.1890/08-1645.1

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Metcalf, CJ More by this author
Horvitz, CC More by this author
Tuljapurkar, S More by this author
Journal:
Ecology
Volume:
90
Issue:
10
Pages:
2766-2778
Publication date:
2009-10-05
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ISSN:
0012-9658
URN:
uuid:56ca183b-fa37-409e-9a08-17842cdef8eb
Source identifiers:
314537
Local pid:
pubs:314537

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