WIT Press

Relationships Between Competitive Asymmetry Of Individuals And Local Size Distributions In Plant Communities

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECOSUD970441

Volume

22

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

1,299 kb

Author(s)

M. Yokozawa, Y. Kubota & T. Hara

Abstract

The effects of the mode of competition between individual plants (symmetric vs. asymmetric) and the gap formation caused by natural disturbances on the dynamics of spatial configuration size pattern of individuals were investigated theoretically based on an individual growth model incorporating competitive effects of neighbouring individuals. The degree of spatial heterogeneity in local size distribution was represented by the CV of averages of local size distributions (CVav) and the average of CVs of local size di

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