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Light gap forest


Kamarudin, Norizah and Abdul Aziz, Nor Akmar and Jamaluddin, Jamhuri and Mohd Saad, Mohamad Ridzuan and Lukhman, Arief Aiman and Parman, Rhyma Purnamasayangsukasih (2017) Light gap forest. In: Nature's Yield and Wonders of Art (NYAWA)17: Light. Universiti Putra Malaysia Press, Serdang, Selangor, pp. 49-52. ISBN 9789679604269


When an individual or large clumps of trees are removed from a forest, a hole is formed in the forest canopy. Trees may be removed due to harvesting, or because they are damaged by wildfire or diseases, or succumb to old age. The resulting hole in the canopy is known as a ‘light gap’ because more direct sunlight reaches the forest floor in contrast to the usual one to five percent under full canopy conditions.

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Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Faculty of Forestry
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Notes: NYAWA '17: Nature's Yield and Wonders of Art held at Serdang Gallery, Faculty of Design and Architecture, Universiti Putra Malaysia on 8 November 2017 - 30 April 2018
Keywords: Light gap; Forest; Hole in the forest canopy; Light quantities
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2018 02:04
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2018 02:04
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/60052
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