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Volume 15, issue 1 | Copyright

Special issue: Ecology at the Interface

Web Ecol., 15, 39-41, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/we-15-39-2015
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Short communication 13 Nov 2015

Short communication | 13 Nov 2015

Do tree-species richness, stand structure and ecological factors affect the photosynthetic efficiency in European forests?

F. Bussotti and M. Pollastrini F. Bussotti and M. Pollastrini
  • University of Florence, Department of Agrifood Production and Environmental Science (DISPAA), Piazzale delle Cascine 28, 50144 Florence, Italy
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The effects of tree diversity on the photosynthetic efficiency of tree species were assessed on six European mature forests (distributed along a latitudinal gradient) and in forest stands planted ad hoc with different levels of tree-species richness. The behaviour of Picea abies (spruce) was compared at the different sites. Site-specific responses were detected in relation to the age of the stands and their developmental stage.
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