Canopy Geometry and Plant Architecture at a Leaf Scale


This dataset profiles allometric relationships of fruit trees using 3-D mapping, including one apple, two mango, two rubber, and one walnut. 

Dataset Location: Ecological Archives

Site Location: France (apple, walnut) and Thailand (mango, rubber)

Sites Georefferenced: Yes

Sampling Frequency: Once

Methods: Leaf location and orientation were measured using an electromagnetic 3D Digitizer (ala Sinoquet, H., S. Thanisawanyangkura, H. Mabrouk, and P. Kasemsap. 1998. Characterization of the light environment in canopies using 3D digitizing and image processing. Annals of Botany 82:203–212.). Some leaf characteristics are derived by established allometric relationships.

Data Collected: Leaf length, leaf width, estimated area, leaf coordinate, twist and inclination angle, branching orders

Citation: Hervé Sinoquet, Sylvain Pincebourde, Boris Adam, Nicolas Donès, Jessada Phattaralerphong, Didier Combes, Stéphane Ploquin, Krissada Sangsing, Poonpipope Kasemsap, Sornprach Thanisawanyangkura, Géraldine Groussier-Bout, and Jérôme Casas. 2009. 3-D maps of tree canopy geometries at leaf scale. Ecology 90:283.

Available on EcoData Retriever: No


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