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Title: Leaf area estimation from tree allometrics in Eucalyptus globulus plantations
Authors: Fabião, António
Pereira, J.M.C.
Tomé, Margarida
Carreiras, J.M.B.
Tomé, José
Pereira, J.S.
David, J.S.
Keywords: eucalyptus globulus
leaf area
stem diameter
crown size
stand density
Issue Date: 1997
Citation: "Canadian Journal of Forest Research". ISSN 0045-5067. 27 (1997) 166-173
Abstract: Data from five studies on the relationships between dendrometric measurements and leaf area of Eucalyptus globulus Labill. plantations were pooled and analyzed to develop regression models for the estimation of leaf area of individual trees. The data, collected at two sites in west-central and southwestern Portugal, varied in age from 2 to 19 years and in plant density from 481 to 1560 trees/ha and included both first and second rotation coppice stands. A total of 29 nonlinear regression models were tested and ranked with a multicriteria evaluation (MCE) procedure, based on goodness-of-fit statistics, predictive ability statistics, and collinearity diagnostics. The best models were validated using an independent data set. The final model selection was based on comparisons of prediction residuals data, statistical tests, and silvicultural and physiological considerations. One model is proposed as adequate for leaf area estimation of E. globulus plantation trees. This model contains four parameters and independent variables that quantify stem diameter, crown size, and stand density.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.5/1359
ISSN: 0045-5067
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