July 8, 2016

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  • Simulated tree from a functional–structural modelling suite.

    Tree crown architecture and ice accretion

    Despite a longstanding interest in tree species’ vulnerability to ice storms, analyses of the influence of crown structure on within-crown variation in ice accretion are rare. Nock et al. test the hypothesis that intra-crown ice accretion can be predicted by a measure of sheltering by neighbouring branches. Empirical results and simulations confirmed a key role […] More