Patterns of carbon and nitrogen allocation in trees predicted by a model of optimal plant function

  • Ross Edward McMurtrie University of New South Wales
  • Roderick C. Dewar
Keywords: Carbon and nitrogen allocation, forest growth model, Norway spruce, optimisation model, photosynthesis, root nitrogen uptake


Annual carbon allocation to leaves, stems and roots of trees is predicted by a model that simulates canopy photosynthesis and root nitrogen uptake with the overlying hypothesis that annual wood production is maximised.

Author Biography

Ross Edward McMurtrie, University of New South Wales

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Studies

Honorary Professor

2B Distribution of resources and growth in plants