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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1996 Sep 3;93(18):9980-4.

A model of self-thinning through local competition.

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Department of Mathematics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA.

Abstract

Explanations of self-thinning in plant populations have focused on plant shape and packing. A dynamic model based on the structure of local interactions successfully reproduces the pattern and can be approximated to identify key parameters and relationships. The approach generates testable new explanations for differences between species and populations, unifies self-thinning with other patterns in plant population dynamics, and indicates why organisms other than plants can follow the law.

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11607703
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PMC38541
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