Canadian Forest Service Publications
Quantifying size-dependent developmental trajectories of commercial relevant fibre attributes within maturing black spruce plantations employing hierarchical linear models. 2016. Newton, P.F. Forest Ecology and Management 381: 1-16.
Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 39082
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The primary objective of this study was to quantitatively describe size-dependent developmental trajectories of commercially-relevant fibre attributes within maturing black spruce plantations employing hierarchical linear models. A stratified random sample design was deployed within 5 density-stressed semi-mature plantations to obtain transverse breast-height radial xylem sequences from 47 trees representing 5 basal area size classes (quintiles). The results and related inferences demonstrated the utility of quantifying size-dependent fibre developmental trajectories employing hierarchical linear models.