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Leaf Phenology Drives Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Throughfall under a Single Quercus castaneifolia C.A.Mey.

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Department of Forestry, Ahar Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Tabriz, Ahar 5354854517, Iran
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Department of Forestry and Forest Economics, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Karaj 77871-31587, Iran
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Leaf Biomechanics and Ecohydrology Research Group, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO 80918, USA
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International Joint Research Laboratory for Global Change Ecology, School of Life Sciences, Henan University, Kaifeng 475004, China
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Forests 2020, 11(6), 688; https://doi.org/10.3390/f11060688
Received: 7 June 2020 / Revised: 15 June 2020 / Accepted: 16 June 2020 / Published: 18 June 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Water Resources Management and Modeling in Forestry)
Throughfall (TF) makes up the majority of understory rainfall and thereby plays an important role in controlling the amount of water reaching the forest floor. TF under a single Quercus castaneifolia (C.A.Mey, chestnut-leaved oak) tree in Northern Iran was measured during the leafed and leafless periods. TF quantity under the Q. castaneifolia canopy made up 69.3% and 88.0% of gross rainfall during leafed and leafless periods, respectively. Phenoseason influenced TF distribution patterns as TF temporal patterns during the leafed period were slightly more stable than during the leafless periods. The minimum number of TF collectors needed to yield a representative mean TF with accepted errors of 10% at 95% confidence level was twenty-six and twelve TF collectors for leafed and leafless periods, respectively. We conclude that phenoseasonality significantly affects TF spatiotemporal variability and presented the required number of collectors necessary for sampling TF under an individual Q. castaneifolia tree. View Full-Text
Keywords: chestnut-leaved oak; throughfall; distribution pattern; phenoseason; sampling number chestnut-leaved oak; throughfall; distribution pattern; phenoseason; sampling number
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Fathizadeh, O.; Sadeghi, S.M.M.; Holder, C.D.; Su, L. Leaf Phenology Drives Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Throughfall under a Single Quercus castaneifolia C.A.Mey.. Forests 2020, 11, 688.

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