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To assess the diversity of tropical tree life histories, a conceptual framework is needed to guide quantitative comparative study of many species. We propose one such framework, which focuses onExpand
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Hyperspectral discrimination of tropical rain forest tree species at leaf to crown scales
Abstract We investigated the utility of high spectral and spatial resolution imagery for the automated species-level classification of individual tree crowns (ITCs) in a tropical rain forest (TRF).Expand
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Estimation of tropical forest structural characteristics using large-footprint lidar
Quantification of forest structure is important for developing a better understanding of how forest ecosystems function. Additionally, estimation of forest structural attributes, such as abovegroundExpand
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Landscape-scale variation in forest structure and biomass in a tropical rain forest
A better understanding of the reasons for variation in tropical rain forest (TRF) structure is important for quantifying global above-ground biomass (AGBM). We used three data sets to estimate stemExpand
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Tropical rain forest tree growth and atmospheric carbon dynamics linked to interannual temperature variation during 1984–2000
During 1984–2000, canopy tree growth in old-growth tropical rain forest at La Selva, Costa Rica, varied >2-fold among years. The trees' annual diameter increments in this 16-yr period were negativelyExpand
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Small-footprint lidar estimation of sub-canopy elevation and tree height in a tropical rain forest landscape
Meso-scale digital terrain models (DTMs) and canopy-height estimates, or digital canopy models (DCMs), are two lidar products that have immense potential for research in tropical rain forest (TRF)Expand
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Distribution and effects on tree growth of lianas and woody hemiepiphytes in a Costa Rican tropical wet forest
We evaluated occurrence and abundance of lianas and woody hemiepiphytes on canopy and emergent tree species in primary tropical wet forest at the La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica. TwoExpand
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A novel statistical method for classifying habitat generalists and specialists.
We develop a novel statistical approach for classifying generalists and specialists in two distinct habitats. Using a multinomial model based on estimated species relative abundance in two habitats,Expand
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Stocks and flows of coarse woody debris across a tropical rain forest nutrient and topography gradient
Abstract Large pieces of standing or fallen dead wood, known as coarse woody debris (CWD), play important roles in temperate forest carbon and nutrient cycles, and affect the abundance andExpand
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Impact of spatial variability of tropical forest structure on radar estimation of aboveground biomass
Abstract Understanding the spatial variability of tropical forest structure and its impact on the radar estimation of aboveground biomass (AGB) is important to assess the scale and accuracy ofExpand
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