As Lidar costs continue to decline and new and easier methods are developed to process the data, it is possible that managers will incorporate Lidar data in forest management, particularly where detailed information on forest structure
is required across large spatial scales.
A method for quantifying vertical forest structure
, Forest Ecology and Management, 104: 157-170.
The ordination analysis (CCA) with species data and PCA derived forest structure
variables did not generate a first ordination axis that was significantly different from randomly generated axes (Monte Carlo, P=0.
Specifically, the study assesses forest structure
indicators, human forest use indicators and forest governance system indicators in a comparative study of FSC-certified community forests, de facto open access forests (non-FSC) and state FRs (non-FSC) FMRs in Kilwa District, Tanzania.
The Panama stand had only been considered in a study related to a species of crab (Ucides occidentalis), where forest structure
information was limited to mentioning the presence of three mangrove genera (Cabrera-Pena et al.
9] studied the effect of the harvesting on the forest structure
Science basis for changing forest structure
to modify wildfire behavior and severity.
The purpose was to determine how old tire disturbances that affected the forest structure
are affecting the return of organic matter and nutrients from the biomass to the soil surface.
Chapter 2 deals with the effects of selective logging and forest fires on the forest structure
and tree species composition.
Damage and mortality varied by tree species and size, indicating the importance of pre-disturbance forest structure
and composition in determining the range and severity of impact.
But, more importantly, as a rapidly and abundantly colonizing species, this most successional of canopy trees (Smith, 1970b) seems to play key roles in ecosystem function and in the development of forest structure
and composition after disturbance.
This involved using the ground-based measurements to investigate how variations in forest structure
related to variations in remotely-sensed data for the same locations.
Blacks Mountain is one of the few forests in the United States with more than 50 years of records on forest structure
, says Phil Aune, silvicultural lab program manager.
2009): patches of 30 m radius spaced 40 m from each other with retention of 30% of the basal area and the complete original forest structure
Twentieth-century shifts in forest structure
in California: Denser forests, smaller trees, and increased dominance of oaks.