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Haeni, Matthias; Hug, Christian; Rigling, Andreas; Gessler, Arthur (2016): Tree heights and diameters of Switzerland's Sanasilva forests. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.864521

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Abstract:
Measurements of tree heights and crown sizes are essential in long-term monitoring of spatially distributed forests to assess the health of forests over time. In Switzerland, in 1994 and 1997, more than 4'500 trees have been recorded in a 8x8 km plot within the Sanasilva Inventory, which comprises the Swiss Level I sites of the International Co-operative Programme on Assessment and Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on Forests' (ICP Forests). Tree heights and crown sizes were measured for the dominant and co-dominant trees (n = 1,723), resulting in a data set from 171 plots in Switzerland, spreading over a broad range of climatic gradient and forest characteristics (species recorded = 20). Average tree height was 22.1 m, average DBH 34.6 cm and crown diameter 6.5 m. The data set presented here is open to use and shall foster research in allometric equation modelling.
Related to:
Jucker, Tommaso; Caspersen, John; Chave, Jerome; Antin, Cécile; Barbier, Nicolas; Bongers, Frans; Dalponte, Michele; van Ewijk, Karin Y; Forrester, David I; Haeni, Matthias; Higgins, Steven I; Holdaway, Robert J; Iida, Yoshiko; Lorimer, Craig; Marshall, Peter L; Momo, Stéphane; Moncrieff, Glenn R; Ploton, Pierre; Poorter, Lourens; Rahman, Kassim Abdul; Schlund, Michael; Sonké, Bonaventure; Sterck, Frank J; Trugman, Anna T; Usoltsev, Vladimir A; Vanderwel, Mark C; Waldner, Peter; Wedeux, Beatrice MM; Wirth, Christian; Wöll, Hannsjörg; Woods, Murray; Xiang, Wenhua; Zimmermann, Niklaus E; Coomes, David A (2017): Allometric equations for integrating remote sensing imagery into forest monitoring programmes. Global Change Biology, 23(1), 177-190, https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13388
Coverage:
Median Latitude: 46.817857 * Median Longitude: 8.184610 * South-bound Latitude: 45.869635 * West-bound Longitude: 6.142248 * North-bound Latitude: 47.746435 * East-bound Longitude: 10.309915
Event(s):
Switzerland * Latitude: 46.800000 * Longitude: 8.230000 * Location: Switzerland
Parameter(s):
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethod/DeviceComment
1PlotPlotHaeni, Matthias
2IdentificationIDHaeni, Matthiastree number
3Species codeSpec codeHaeni, Matthias
4SpeciesSpeciesHaeni, Matthias
5Species, common nameSpecies commonHaeni, Matthias
6Trees, diameter at breast heightDBHcmHaeni, Matthias
7Tree heightTree heightmHaeni, Matthias
8Tree crown diameterCrown diammHaeni, Matthias
9LONGITUDELongitudeHaeni, MatthiasGeocode
10LATITUDELatitudeHaeni, MatthiasGeocode
Size:
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