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Accessing the Canopy

Assessment of Biological Diversity and Microclimate of the Tropical Forest Canopy - Phase I

  • Author: UNEP
  • Publication date: September 1997
  • Page count: 88
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 95.III.D.66

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Tropical forest canopies are thought to contain the greatest species diversity on earth, however, little is known about them. This report summarizes the studies of a tropical forest canopy facilitated by the use of a construction tower crane. This crane has been permanently installed in a tropical forest for the exclusive and long-term use of scientists. Studies include examinations of biodiversity, biotic interactions, energy exchange, microclimate and its effects on plant responses to variation in carbon dioxide and ultra-violet radiation.