biodiversity

Reducing uncertainty in carbon accounting

Bringing rigour to carbon markets through remote sensing

When a Tree Dies in the Forest: Scaling Climate-Driven Tree Mortality to Ecosystem Water and Carbon Fluxes

Drought- and heat-driven tree mortality, along with associated insect outbreaks, have been observed globally in recent decades and are expected to increase in future climates. Despite its potential to profoundly alter ecosystem carbon and water …

Landscape-scale variation in plant community composition of an African savanna from airborne species mapping

Information on landscape-scale patterns in species distributions and community types is vital for ecological science and effective conservation assessment and planning. However, detailed maps of plant community structure at landscape scales seldom …

The rate and spatial pattern of treefall in a savanna landscape

Loss of large trees in savanna parks is of biodiversity conservation concern as trees contribute substantially to system biomass, heterogeneity and ecological functioning. Using airborne light detection and ranging (LiDAR), we monitored 119,775 …

LiDAR and object-based image analysis as tools for monitoring the structural diversity of savanna vegetation

Savannas are heterogeneous systems characterized by the coexistence of grasses and woody trees. Riparian zones are dynamic parts of savanna landscapes with structurally diverse woody vegetation. Growing recognition of the importance of the structural …