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Tree biomechanics: a study of the mechanical stability of broadleaf trees

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Wind is a key disturbance agent in forests worldwide, but the interaction between wind and trees is poorly understood in natural forests. Wind damage leads to the formation of canopy gaps, which drive structural and compositional changes in the forest. Trees also adapt to their local wind regime in the absence of any damage, a process known as thigmomorphogenesis. This process alters local height-diameter allometries and so influences forest carbon stocks. Previous work on the wind-tree in...

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SSD
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SOGE
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School of Geography and the Environment
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School of Geography and the Environment
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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