Mesoscale exploration and conservation of tropical canopies in a changing climate

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Abstract

Tropical forests harbor the majority of species found on land, yet we still know very little about the canopies that create habitat required for a vast array of flora and fauna. Tropical canopies remain a biological frontier, calling us to explore them in hopes of better understanding their composition, structure and function, and how they came to be. Yet we undertake this challenge at a time of very rapid change for tropical canopies, in terms of both their geographic extent and their condition. The global tropical forest landscape is changing at such a rate and with such complexity; the urgency of mapping and reporting on them has reached an all-time high.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTreetops at Risk
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges of Global Canopy Ecology and Conservation
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages177-193
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781461471615
ISBN (Print)9781461471608
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Biodiversity
  • Biomass
  • Carbon
  • Carnegie airborne observatory
  • Deforestation
  • Forest degradation
  • LiDAR
  • Rainforest
  • Tropical forest

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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