Canopy structure and forest understory conditions in a wet Amazonian forest – no change over the last 20 years

Jacob Nabe-Nielsen & Renato Valencia
Climate change is altering forest dynamics in the tropics, with large potential impacts on forest structure and understory conditions. However, we found that canopy height distribution and openness remained stable over two decades in the western Amazon, and that gap creation rates would need to increase 300% before affecting equilibrium.
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