Understanding and evaluating some allometric relationships useful for functional-structural plant modeling.
The dynamic process of development and growth of Pinus radiata trees was studied during an entire growing season and the allometric relationship between foliage biomass and the supporting conductive area of tissues analyzed. Changes in the stem through time of this relationship suggest that the use of a constant and fixed value for modeling purposes leads to wrong results. This subject is discussed and illustrated by means of simulations.
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