Swiss Canopy Crane II - Switzerland

Basic Information
Site Name
Swiss Canopy Crane II
Short name
SCC II
Country
Switzerland
Site Description
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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2024-05-08 03:05:22

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General Characteristics and Status
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
2018
Observed properties
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
LTER Switzerland (LTER_EU_CH_025)This site is a verified "LTER Switzerland" member.
Projects
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The canopy crane is installed in the center of the research area
The canopy crane is installed in the center of the research area
Geographic
Centroid/Representative Coordinates

Latitude: 47.4384813 Longitude: 7.7761411

Size
~1.68ha
Elevation (average)
540.00msl
Elevation (min)
526.27msl
Elevation (max)
540.00msl
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