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Biomass partitioning in red pine (Pinus resinosa) along a chronosequence in the Upper Peninsula of MichiganAuthor(s): J.S. King; C.P. Giardina; K.S. Pregitzer; A.L. Friend
Source: Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 37: 93-102.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionCarbon (C) allocation to the perennial coarse-root system of trees contributes to ecosystem C sequestration through formation of long-lived live wood biomass and, following senescence, by providing a large source of nutrient-poor detrital C. Our understanding of the controls on C allocation to coarse-root growth is rudimentary, but it has important implications for projecting belowground net primary production responses to global change. Age-related changes in C allocation to coarse roots represent a critical uncertainty for modeling landscape-scale C storage and cycling. We used a 55 year chronosequence approach with complete above- and below-ground harvests to assess the effects of stand development on biomass partitioning in red pine (Pinus resinosa Ait.), a commercially important pine species.
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CitationKing, J.S.; Giardina, C.P.; Pregitzer, K.S.; Friend, A.L. 2007. Biomass partitioning in red pine (Pinus resinosa) along a chronosequence in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 37: 93-102.
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