Comparative studies of forest structure and dynamics require standardized methods. A protocol for sampling forest canopy gaps is presented. Methods used In published gap studies are reviewed. The sample protocol will be useful In developing a broader understanding of forest structure and dynamics through comparative studies across different forest ecosystems.
Runkle, James R.. "Guidelines and Sample Protocol for Sampling Forest Gaps." (1992). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/lter_reports/127