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Size- and Age-Related Changes in Tree Structure and Function
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SECTION I: THE WHOLE-LIFESPAN PERSPECTIVE ON INTEGRATION OF STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION

1. A Lifespan Perspective on Integrating Structure and Function in Trees

Thomas M. Hinckley, Barbara Lachenbruch, Frederick C. Meinzer, and Todd E. Dawson

SECTION II: REPRODUCTION AND REGENERATION

2. Age-related Changes in Tree Growth and Functional Biology: the Role of Reproduction

Sean C. Thomas

3. The Earliest Stages of Tree Growth: Development, Physiology and Impacts of Climate Change

Daniel Johnson, Katherine A. McCulloh, and Keith Reinhardt

SECTION III: INTEGRATION OF STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION ACROSS ONTOGENY

4, Regulation of Ontogeny in Temperate Conifers

Michael E. Day and Michael S. Greenwood

5. Radial Variation in Wood Structure and Function in Woody Plants, and Hypotheses for its Occurrence

Barbara Lachenbruch, John R. Moore, and Robert Evans

6. Size-related Changes in Tree Proportions and Their Potential Influence on the Course of Height Growth

David A. King

7. Influence of Tree Ontogeny on Plant-Herbivore Interactions

Karina Boege, Kasey E. Barton, and Rodolfo Dirzo

8. How do Changes in Leaf/shoot Morphology and Crown Architecture Affect Growth and Physiological Function of Large, old Trees?

Hiroaki Ishii

SECTION IV: PHOTOSYNTHETIC GAS EXCHANGE AND CARBON BALANCE

9. Tree size- and Age-Related Changes in Leaf Physiology and Their Influence on Carbon Gain

Kathy Steppe, Ulo Niinemets, and Robert O. Teskey

10. Relationships Between Tree Height and Carbon Isotope Discrimination

Nate G. McDowell, Barbara J. Bond, Lee T. Hill, Michael G. Ryan, and David Whitehead

11. Carbon Storage in Trees: Does Relative Carbon Supply Decrease With Tree Size?

Anna Sala,Willa Fouts, and Gunter Hoch

SECTION V: WATER RELATIONS AND TRANSPORT PROCESSES

12. Comparative Criteria for Models of the Fluid Transport System of Tall Trees

Maurizio Mencuccini, Teemu Hoeltta, and Jordi Martinez-Vilalta

13. Hydraulic Capacitance: Biophysics and Functional Significance of Internal Water Sources in Relation to Tree Size

Fabian G. Scholz, Nathan G. Phillips, Sandra J. Bucci, Frederick C. Meinzer, and Guillermo Goldstein

14. Size-Dependent Changes in Biophysical Control of Tree Growth: the Role of Turgor

David R. Woodruff and Frederick C. Meinzer

15. Instrumental Approaches to Studying Tree Water Relations Along Gradients of Tree Size and Forest Age

Jan Cermak and Nadezhda Nadezhdina

SECTION VI: SCALING FROM INDIVIDUAL TRAITS TO STANDS

16. Ecophysiology of Secondary Succession in Tropical Moist Forest: Scaling From Individual Traits to Whole-Plant Performance

Niels Anten and N. Galia Selaya

17. Age-Dependent Changes in Environmental Influences on Tree Growth and Their Implications for Forest Responses to Climate Change

Steven L. Voelker

18. Consequences of Stand age and Species' Functional Trait Changes on Ecosystem Water use of Forests

Brent Ewers, D. Scott Mackay, and Ben Bond-Lamberty

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