Open Space in Canopy Structure

Open Space in Canopy Structure
To quantify forest canopy free space, element density (clutter), and the distribution and relative abundance of coarse canopy elements at six sites: two boreal (south-central Alaska), two temperate (Washington State and Victoria, Australia), and two tropical (Pacific Costa Rica and Malaysian Borneo).

Locations: southeast Alaska, Costa Rica, Victoria (Australia), Sabah (Malaysian Borneo), and our study plots in Washington. *** Data are NOT available for Australia

Funding Information: the Global Forest Society (GF-18-2000-114), the Expeditions Council of the National Geographic Society, and the National Science Foundation for an ROA supplement (BIR 99-75510) to N. Nadkarni and J. Cushing


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Datasets & Designs
The following datasets and designs are associated with the study.


If you download and use data from these datasets you must provide reference to this citation:
Dial, R., B. Bloodworth, A. Lee, P. Boyne, and J. Heys. 2004. The Distribution of Free Space and its Relation to Canopy Composition at Six Forest Sites. Forest Science 50:312-325. (*available for download in the artifacts section below*)

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