Volume 4 2011

Size- and Age-Related Changes in Tree Structure and Function

ISBN: 978-94-007-1241-6 (Print) 978-94-007-1242-3 (Online)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv

  2. THE WHOLE-LIFESPAN PERSPECTIVE ON INTEGRATION OF STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 3-30

      A Lifespan Perspective on Integrating Structure and Function in Trees

  3. REPRODUCTION AND REGENERATION

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 31-31

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 33-64

      Age-Related Changes in Tree Growth and Functional Biology: The Role of Reproduction

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 65-87

      The Earliest Stages of Tree Growth: Development, Physiology and Impacts of Microclimate

  4. INTEGRATION OF STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION ACROSS ONTOGENY

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 89-89

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 91-119

      Regulation of Ontogeny in Temperate Conifers

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 121-164

      Radial Variation in Wood Structure and Function in Woody Plants, and Hypotheses for Its Occurrence

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 165-191

      Size-Related Changes in Tree Proportions and Their Potential Influence on the Course of Height Growth

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 193-214

      Influence of Tree Ontogeny on Plant-Herbivore Interactions

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 215-232

      How Do Changes in Leaf/Shoot Morphology and Crown Architecture Affect Growth and Physiological Function of Tall Trees?

  5. PHOTOSYNTHETIC GAS EXCHANGE AND CARBON BALANCE

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 233-233

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 235-253

      Tree Size- and Age-Related Changes in Leaf Physiology and Their Influence on Carbon Gain

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 255-286

      Relationships Between Tree Height and Carbon Isotope Discrimination

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 287-306

      Carbon Storage in Trees: Does Relative Carbon Supply Decrease with Tree Size?

  6. WATER RELATIONS AND TRANSPORT PROCESSES

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 307-307

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 309-339

      Comparative Criteria for Models of the Vascular Transport Systems of Tall Trees

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 341-361

      Hydraulic Capacitance: Biophysics and Functional Significance of Internal Water Sources in Relation to Tree Size

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 363-384

      Size-Dependent Changes in Biophysical Control of Tree Growth: The Role of Turgor

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 385-426

      Instrumental Approaches for Studying Tree-Water Relations Along Gradients of Tree Size and Forest Age

  7. SCALING FROM INDIVIDUAL TRAITS TO STANDS

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 427-427

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 429-454

      Ecophysiology of Secondary Succession in Tropical Moist Forest: Scaling from Individual Traits to Whole-Plant Performance

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 455-479

      Age-Dependent Changes in Environmental Influences on Tree Growth and Their Implications for Forest Responses to Climate Change

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 481-505

      Consequences of Stand Age and Species’ Functional Trait Changes on Ecosystem Water Use of Forests

  8. Back Matter

    Pages 507-510