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The Importance of Large-Diameter Trees to Forest Structural Heterogeneity

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Univariate spatial patterns of tree species that attain large diameters in the Wind River Forest Dynamics Plot.

Solid black lines show the statistic for the actual patterns, where r is the intertree distance; thin gray lines show curves for 999 simulations of complete spatial randomness. Positive values of indicate spatial clumping and negative values of indicate spatial regularity. Large-diameter trees are ≥100 cm dbh; small-diameter trees are <100 cm dbh.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0082784.g003