How forest structure varies along the Amazon-Andes transect using airborne lidar from the Carnegie Airborne Observatory
This paper on Andes-Amazon structure and function has been published online in Biogeosciences Discussions. It applies the airborne lidar of the Carnegie Airborne Observatory for a unique insight into how forest structure and function varies with elevation.
For those who do not know, this journal has an interesting format, which we use when we want to get something out to the community more quickly. The paper is posted on Biogeosciences Discussions, where it is possible for anyone to post comments and reviews. If accepted, it eventually gets published in Biogeosciences.
Citation: Asner, G. P., Anderson, C., Martin, R. E., Knapp, D. E., Tupayachi, R., Kennedy-Bowdoin, T., Sinca, F., and Malhi, Y.: Landscape-scale changes in forest structure and functional traits along an Andes-to-Amazon elevation gradient, Biogeosciences Discuss., 10, 15415-15454, doi:10.5194/bgd-10-15415-2013, 2013.
Yadvinder Malhi is an ecosytem ecologist and Professor of Ecosystem Science at Oxford University