Measuring fractional forest canopy element cover and openness – definitions and methodologies revisited

@inproceedings{Gonsamo2013MeasuringFF,
  title={Measuring fractional forest canopy element cover and openness – definitions and methodologies revisited},
  author={Alemu Gonsamo and Petra D’odorico and Petri Pellikka},
  year={2013}
}
Canopy structural parameters are often used to give adequate representation of vegetated ecosystems for various purposes including primary productivity, climate system, water and carbon gas exchanges, and radiation extinction. Canopy structural parameters are usually described using several pseudo-synonymous terms, often measuring different components of vegetation canopies. Standardization in the definitions has fallen short, leading to confusion of terms even in standard text books making the… CONTINUE READING

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