Effects of deer on woodland structure revealed through terrestrial laser scanning

Eichhorn, Markus P. and Ryding, Joseph and Smith, Martin J. and Gil, Robin M.A. and Siriwardena, Gavin M. and Fuller, Robert J. (2017) Effects of deer on woodland structure revealed through terrestrial laser scanning. Journal of Applied Ecology . ISSN 1365-2664

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Abstract

1. Terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) captures the three-dimensional structure of habitats. Compared to traditional methods of forest mensuration it allows quantification of structure at increased resolution, and the derivation of novel metrics with which to inform ecological studies and habitat management.

2. Lowland woodlands in the UK have altered in structure over the last century due to increasing abundance of deer and a decline in management. We aimed to compare whole canopy profiles between woodlands with high (> 10 deer km

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Eichhorn, M.P., Ryding, J., Smith, M.J., Gill, R.M.A., Siriwardena, G.M. and Fuller, R.J. (2017), Effects of deer on woodland structure revealed through terrestrial laser scanning. J Appl Ecol., which has been published in final form at doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12902. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Keywords: Deer browsing; foliage profile; forest canopy; forest management; forest structure; forest understorey; LiDAR; oak; woodland management
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering
University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Life Sciences
Identification Number: 10.1111/1365-2664.12902
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2017 14:35
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 01:10
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/41840

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