Special Issue "Defining, Quantifying, Observing and Modeling Forest Canopy Traits"
A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Forest Inventory, Quantitative Methods and Remote Sensing".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018).
Interests: Ecohydrology; Transpiration; Plant hydrodynamics; Forest meteorology; Greenhouse-gas fluxes; Eddy-covariance measurements; Land-surface modeling
Forest are responsible for a large portion of terrestrial ecosystem function, including net primary production, surface energy, and water exchanges with the weather system, and affecting hydrological systems. Forest canopies are complex ecosystems, composed of millions of individuals from tens of hundreds of species. While species-specific physiological traits describe the properties of tissues within individuals, understanding and modeling forest function requires the identification and classification of emergent forest-level traits. Trait-based modeling approaches are successful in representing community function and ecosystem-level environmental interactions and dynamics. Such approaches are dependent on observation and quantification of these emergent forest-level traits. We encourage studies from all fields, including experimental studies, monitoring approaches, remote sensing, and models, which describe, define, observe, quantify or apply forest canopy traits, to contribute to this Special Issue. We strive to promote knowledge for the preservation, management, and future development of forest ecosystems, and to generate knowledge for improved forest modeling and for incorporating the effects of forests in estimations and predictions of the global climate and ecosystem function.Dr. Gil Bohrer
Prof. Dr. Ashley Matheny
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Forest Canopy
- Canopy Structure
- Tree Physiology
- Trait-Based Modeling
- Ecosystem Modeling
- Carbon Sequestration
- Remote Sensing