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dc.contributor.authorBalandier, Philippe
dc.contributor.authorMarquier, André
dc.contributor.authorCasella, Eric
dc.contributor.authorKiewitt, Andrea
dc.contributor.authorColl Mir, Lluís
dc.contributor.authorWehrlen, León
dc.contributor.authorHarmer, Ralph
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-18T14:57:25Z
dc.date.available2020-03-18T14:57:25Z
dc.date.issued2012-09-10
dc.identifier.issn0015-752X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/68258
dc.description.abstractBramble (Rubus fruticosus L.) is a common weed in temperate forest and also in other world ecosystems where it is recorded as an invasive plant. Although it has been described to efficiently compete for water and nutrients, little is known on its competitive ability for light. We described bramble canopy architecture, cover relative to light availability and light interception ability in 60 areas of bramble thicket at 17 sites in France and 1 in England with contrasting soils and climates. The leaf area and leaf number can be predicted by the cane (shoot) length. The leaf inclination distribution was planophile (i.e. leaf laminas distributed in the horizontal plane). There was a good relationship between light interception and leaf area index (LAI) of the different bramble thickets, with no significant site influence, meaning that a single model can be used to predict light interception by bramble in different conditions. Bramble LAI and cover rapidly increased with light availability in the understorey to reach almost 20% cover at only 5–7% light availability above the thicket. Consequently, bramble is able to tolerate deep shade, which is not in accordance with its reputed moderate to high light requirement reported in the literature and suggests that it is difficult to control this species by manipulating tree canopy. This would have adverse consequences on tree regeneration.ca_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was partly funded by grants from the National ECOGER program and the international COST Action E47.ca_ES
dc.language.isoengca_ES
dc.publisherOxford University Pressca_ES
dc.relation.isformatofVersió postprint del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1093/forestry/cps066ca_ES
dc.relation.ispartofForestry: An International Journal of Forest Research, 2013, vol. 86, núm. 1, p. 39-46ca_ES
dc.rights(c) Institute of Chartered Foresters, 2012ca_ES
dc.titleArchitecture, cover and light interception by bramble (Rubus fruticosus): a common understorey weed in temperate forestsca_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleca_ES
dc.identifier.idgrec028862
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersionca_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessca_ES
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1093/forestry/cps066


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