Linking canopy leaf area and light environments with tree size distributions to explain Amazon forest demography.

@article{Stark2015LinkingCL,
  title={Linking canopy leaf area and light environments with tree size distributions to explain Amazon forest demography.},
  author={Scott C. Stark and Brian J. Enquist and Scott R Saleska and Veronika Leitold and Juliana Schietti and Marcos Longo and Luciana F Alves and Pl{\'i}nio Barbosa de Camargo and Raimundo Cosme de Oliveira},
  journal={Ecology letters},
  year={2015},
  volume={18 7},
  pages={636-45}
}
Forest biophysical structure - the arrangement and frequency of leaves and stems - emerges from growth, mortality and space filling dynamics, and may also influence those dynamics by structuring light environments. To investigate this interaction, we developed models that could use LiDAR remote sensing to link leaf area profiles with tree size distributions… CONTINUE READING