canopy conference
canopy science

How to Cite

Lowman, M. D. (1998). Editorial: FOREST CANOPIES 1998: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES. Selbyana, 19(2), 133–134. Retrieved from https://ojs.test.flvc.org/selbyana/article/view/120487


At the first international forest canopy conference in November 1994, more than 150 scientists, educators, and conservationists from 25 countries gathered at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida. They covered a range of issues and formulated a new vision of forest ecosystems (Lowman et al. 1995). That vision included not just the ground level layers studied for more than a century, but also the vast and relatively unexplored region above the reaches of conventional field observations. Participants at the first symposium included pioneering canopy scientists from all over the world who had dedicated their careers to designing methods and asking questions about the crowns of trees and the biodiversity housed there.


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