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Differences in architecture and performance between two sub-canopy congeneric tropical tree species

Citation

Costa, Rafael; Santos, Flavio (2020), Differences in architecture and performance between two sub-canopy congeneric tropical tree species, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.ksn02v70w

Abstract

We report architectural divergence between two congeneric tropical tree species coexisting in the same stratum which suggests different strategies: reducing self-shading and support costs, or maximizing light foraging. We found species-specific differential performance across light environments, suggesting that architectural differentiation could facilitate the coexistence of species with similar vertical habitat.

Methods

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Funding

Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo, Award: 03/12595-7

Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico, Award: 140965/2007-6; 308748/2010-7