The self‐thinning rule describes mortality in a crowded even‐aged stand as a function only of biomass accumulation. We tested this prediction by stopping biomass accumulation with clipping treatments in Trifolium pratense. Moderate levels of clipping slowed thinning mortality considerably, but did not stop it entirely.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Australian Journal of Ecology|
|Publication status||Published - 1980|