You are here

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

Available Formats

Unavailable

About the product

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.