Haitao Li1; Xingguo Han2; Jianguo Wu3
Source Publicationjournalofintegrativeplantbiology
AbstractThe past few decades have seen a resurgence of interest in biological allometry. Specifically, a number of recent studies has suggested a -4/3 invariant scaling relationship between mass and density that is universally valid for tree-dominated communities, regardless of their phyletic affiliation or habitat. In the present study, we test this scaling relationship using a comprehensive forest biomass database, including 1 266 plots of six biomes and 17 forest types across China. The present study shows that the scaling exponent of the mass-density relationship varies across different tree-dominated communities and habitats. This great variability in the scaling exponent makes any generalization unwarranted. Although inappropriate regression methods can lead to flawed estimation of the scaling exponent, inconsistency of theoretical framework and empirical patterns may have undermined the validity of previous work.
Document Type期刊论文
First Author Affilication中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
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Haitao Li,Xingguo Han,Jianguo Wu. variantscalingrelationshipformassdensityacrosstreedominatedcommunities[J]. journalofintegrativeplantbiology,2006,48(3):268.
APA Haitao Li,Xingguo Han,&Jianguo Wu.(2006).variantscalingrelationshipformassdensityacrosstreedominatedcommunities.journalofintegrativeplantbiology,48(3),268.
MLA Haitao Li,et al."variantscalingrelationshipformassdensityacrosstreedominatedcommunities".journalofintegrativeplantbiology 48.3(2006):268.
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