Florian Hofhansl

Tropical Ecosystem Research

TLS comparing vegetation structure along topographic gradients

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Recently we have been investigating species composition and vegetation structure in 20 one-hectare plots established along edaphic and topographic gradients across the OSA peninsula, Costa Rica comparing plot-based field measurements with data derived from terrestrial laser scanning (TLS). Check out some scans right here:

3 thoughts on “TLS comparing vegetation structure along topographic gradients

  1. Dear Florian,
    congratulations for the scans. They are so nice!.
    The species composition was determined in situ or by TLS?
    Thank you very much for your kind anse.
    Best regards

    • Dear Yaninia,

      No the species composition was computed after the taxonomic identification done by a field botanist (94% sp. identification). The TLS is only used to deduce tree structural variables (ie. diameter, height, canopy area, etc.). You can read more in an upcoming publication under the following link: http://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/10/5/698

      Cheers, Florian

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