A02 - Tree and palm water use characteristics in rainforest transformation systems

The conversion of rainforest to other land-use types potentially has far-reaching ecohydrological consequences. Our objectives are to assess landscape-scale variability and to identify spatial controls of evapotranspiration. We will test hypotheses regarding the importance of vegetation structure, soil characteristics, landscape position and management intensity. Based on our previous methodological studies the methods spectrum will include drone-based thermography and photogrammetry as well as leaf area index assessments from the ground. Extended Summary