Observing the Forested Landscape
Boundaries and size:
Layer Height and Continuity Dominant Species (% cover or basal area)
Horizon Thickness Description
Current land use:
Age of the current community:
Land use history:
Predicted development of this ecosystem:
How could you document the patterns you observed?
Pose some testable hypotheses to explain the observed patterns.
What tools would you need?
How many and what kind of measurements would you make?