A better way of representing stem area index in two-big-leaf models: the application and impact on canopy integration of leaf nitrogen content

Ming Chen1, Ethan E Butler2, Kirk R Wythers2, Jens Kattge3, Daniel M Ricciuto4, Peter E Thornton5, Owen K Atkin6, Habacuc Flores-Moreno1 and Peter B. Reich7,8, (1)University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, United States, (2)University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Forest Resources, Minneapolis, MN, United States, (3)German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, (4)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Environmental Sciences Division and Climate Change Science Institute, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, (5)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, (6)ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology, Research School of Biology, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, Canberra, Australia, (7)University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Department of Forest Resources, Minneapolis, MN, United States, (8)University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia