Forest canopy density assessment using different approaches – Review

https://doi.org/10.17221/110/2016-JFSCitation:Abdollahnejad A., Panagiotidis D., Surový P. (2017): Forest canopy density assessment using different approaches – Review. J. For. Sci., 63: 107-116.
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Crown canopy is a significant regulator of forest, affecting microclimate, soil conditions and having an undeniable role in a forest ecosystem. Among the different materials and approaches that have been used for the estimation of crown canopy, satellite based methods are among the most successful methods regarding cost-saving efforts and different kinds of options for measuring the crown canopy. Different types of satellite sensors can result in different outputs due to their various spectral and spatial resolution, even when using the same methodologies. The aim of this review is to assess different remote sensing methods for forest crown canopy density assessment.
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