Evaluating tropical forest classification and field sampling stratification from lidar to reduce effort and enable landscape monitoring.
In high biodiversity areas, such as the Amazon, forest inventory is a challenge due to large variations in vegetation structure and inaccessibility. Capturing the full gradient of variability requires... ...
Reframing tropical savannization: linking changes in canopy structure to energy balance alterations that impact climate.
Autoria: STARK, S. C.; BRESHEARS, D. D.; ARAGÓN, S.; VILLEGAS, J. C.; LAW, D. J.; SMITH, M. N.; MINOR, D. M.; ASSIS, R. L. de; ALMEIDA, D. R. A. de; OLIVEIRA, G. de; SALESKA, S. R.; SWANN, A. S.; MOURA, J. M. S.; CAMARGO, J. L.; SILVA, R. da; ARAGÃO, L. E. O. C.;
Tropical ecosystems are undergoing unprecedented rates of degradation from deforestation, fire, and drought disturbances. The collective effects of these disturbances threaten to shift large portions... ...
Variations in Amazonian forest canopy structure and light environments across environmental and disturbance gradients.
Autoria: SMITH, M. N.; SCHITTI, J.; GONÇALVES, N.; MINOR, D.; ALMEIDA, D. R. A. de; ROCHA, D. G.; ARAGÓN, S.; MENIN, M.; ; ; ; ROSA, D. M.; NELSON, B. W.; CORDEIRO, C. L. O.; ; SHAO, G.; SOUZA, M. S.; MCMAHON, S.; ALMEIDA, D.; ARAGÃO, L. E. O. C.; LIMA, N. Z. de; OLIVEIRA, G. de; ASSIS, R. L. de; CAMARGO, J. L.; MESQUITA, R. G.; SALESKA, S. R.; BRESHEARS, D. D.; COSTA, F. R. C.; STARK, S. C.
A critical problem in tropical forest ecology is understanding how vegetation structure and function vary over environmental gradients. The degree to which forest structure changes across the Amazon b... ...
Age-dependent leaf function and consequences for carbon uptake of leaves, branches, and the canopy during the dry season in an Amazon evergreen forest.