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Biodiversity: Complementary canopies

Physical complementarity among trees in the use of vertical space increases productivity due to species-specific differences and plasticity in crown architecture.

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Figure 1: Illustration of potential effects of crown complementarity between two species in vertical space on stand biomass.


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Schmid, B., Niklaus, P. Biodiversity: Complementary canopies. Nat Ecol Evol 1, 0104 (2017).

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