Swiss Canopy Crane II - Switzerland

The Swiss Canopy Crane site II is located in in the eastern part of the Swiss Jura mountains (47°26’16.4’’, 7°46’31.1’’; 540 m a.s.l.), in a mixed, temperate forest with an exceptionally high biodiversity and a vigorous tree regeneration. The research plot has a size of 1.6 ha and comprises 540 mature trees. The main tree species are Fagus sylvatica and Picea abies with an admixture of Abies alba, Quercus petraea, Pinus sylvestris, Acer pseudoplatanus, Carpinus betulus, Fraxinus excelsior and Sorbus torminalis. A canopy crane is installed in the center of the research area to access the tree canopies for in situ measurements and for sampling of leaf material. Rainout shelters will be installed in 2019 for conducting a long-term throughfall exclusion experiment.

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Metadata Access
Creator Ansgar Kahmen
Publisher Long-Term Ecosystem Research in Europe
Contributor DEIMS-SDR Site and Dataset registry
Publication Year 2017
Rights No conditions apply to access and use; no limitations to public access
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Contact ansgar.kahmen(at)
Language English
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Discipline Environmental Monitoring
Spatial Coverage (7.775W, 47.438S, 7.777E, 47.439N)