Functional traits are central to how organisms perform and influence ecosystem function. Although phylogenetic constraints and environmental conditions are both known to affect trait distributions, data limitations have resulted in large scale …
tree crown detection using RGB
Over 100 million tree crowns estimated from DeepForest
Cross-scale effects of ecological processes on ecological patterns
An inventory of 60 million trees across US
Functional ecology has increasingly focused on describing ecological communities based on their traits (measurable features affecting individuals fitness and performance). Analyzing trait distributions within and among forests could significantly improve understanding of community composition and ecosystem function.