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Forest model predicts canopy competition


February 20, 2014

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Scientists use measurements from airborne lasers to gauge changes in the height of trees in the forest. Tree height tells them things like how much carbon is being stored. But what accounts for height changes over time--vertical growth or overtopping by a taller tree? A new statistical model helps researchers figure out what's really happening on the ground.Full Story

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Brown University

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