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Stem specific density

Formal name:  stem dry mass per stem fresh volume
Abbreviation:  SSD
Local identifier:  TOP286
Related Term:  wood specific gravity
Related Term:  wood density
Definition:  the ratio of the mass (PATO:mass) of the stem (PO:stem) or an unit thereof assessed after drying to its volume (PATO:volume) assessed without drying
Formal Unit:  mass unit / volume unit

Reference:  after Pérez-Harguindeguy N., Díaz S., Garnier E., Lavorel S., Poorter H., Jaureguiberry P., Bret-Harte M. S., Cornwell W. K., Craine J. M., Gurvich D. E., Urcelay C., Veneklaas E. J., Reich P. B., Poorter L., Wright I. J., Ray P., Enrico L., Pausas J. G., de Vos A. C., Buchmann N., Funes G., Quétier F., Hodgson J. G., Thompson K., Morgan H. D., ter Steege H., van der Heijden M. G. A., Sack L., Blonder B., Poschlod P., Vaieretti M. V., Conti G., Staver A. C., Aquino S., Cornelissen J. H. C. (2013) New handbook for standardised measurement of plant functional traits worldwide. Australian Journal of Botany 61, 167_234


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