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Volume 14, issue 13
Biogeosciences, 14, 3239–3252, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-3239-2017
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Biogeosciences, 14, 3239–3252, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-3239-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 10 Jul 2017

Research article | 10 Jul 2017

Patterns in woody vegetation structure across African savannas

Christoffer R. Axelsson and Niall P. Hanan
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We used high-resolution satellite images to analyze woody vegetation (trees and shrubs) across African savannas. By delineating individual tree crowns we estimated the number of trees, sizes of crowns, and the spatial pattern of woody vegetation in the landscape. We find several interesting relationships for how vegetation properties (including the emergence of highly organized periodic vegetation patterns) are influenced by the local environment.
We used high-resolution satellite images to analyze woody vegetation (trees and shrubs) across...
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