TreeNet – The biological drought and growth indicator network

New paper out about the TreeNet infrastructure in Frontiers

The paper in Frontiers TreeNet – The biological drought and growth indicator network describes the setup of the research and monitoring network TreeNet from the sensors in the field to the data products. The description contains many of the little secrets necessary for the smooth operation of such an extensive network. In addition, the authors describe in detail which functionalities are crucial to generate nowcasts from error-prone field measurements. Keys to success were, besides the high-precision point dendrometers, the low-power data transmission with LoRaWAN technology, the R-packagesPublication in FORESTS – treenetproc for automatic processing of the data and the necessary physiological background with the Zero Growth concept.

See also the most recent paper Why trees grow at night and the related media reports.

Overview of the TreeNet field and data infrastructure.