Rank distributions and biomass partitioning of plants
We study how well biomass partitioning patterns of plant compartments (organs) follow mathematical rank distributions using empirical data from the tree and dwarf shrub species in temperate-boreal zone as a test material. The simplest form of a rank distribution (Zipf’s law) shows a good statistical fit to the data and its semi-empirical dependencies can successfully be applied also in a complex ecosystem models.
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