Mesoscale exploration and conservation of tropical canopies in a changing climate

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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
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781461471615
ISBN (Print)9781461471608
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • 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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