Canopy Forum


forest canopy
fish scales
microbial ecology
forest ecosystems

How to Cite

Rinker, H. B., Margulis, L., & Oldeman, R. A. (2001). Canopy Forum. Selbyana, 22(2), 232–238. Retrieved from


With this issue, Selbyana introduces a Canopy Forum column to encourage dialogue on the evolving field of canopy biology. The literature on the subject is expanding rapidly. For this inaugural column, comments were solicited from colleagues around the world regarding their perspectives on the emerging and promising field of canopy studies, two of which are printed here. Authors were asked to frame their comments, in part in reaction to Moffett's article on terminology. All Selbyana readers are invited to submit comments as reactions to these two Moffett articles and on other canopy topics.


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