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Multi-temporal dataset of stand and canopy structural data in temperate and Mediterranean coppice forests
We provided long-term stand and canopy structural data from permanent monitoring plots representative of three most diffuse temperate and Mediterranean forests, under different coppice management regimes. Periodic inventories were performed in the surveyed plots since the 70s. Annual litterfall production and its partitioning (leaf, woody, reproductive parts) and optical canopy measurements using the LAI-2000 Plant Canopy Anayzer were performed every year in these plots since the 90s. These data can be used for evaluating the influence of coppice management in the stand and canopy structure, the parametrization of radiative transfer models that require accurate ground truth data, as well as the calibration of high to medium resolution remotely-sensed data.
Under the auspices of the International Co-operative Programme on Assessment and Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on Forests (ICP-Forests) a large-scale forest condition monitoring in Europe is carried out on the basis of a 16x16 km gridnet covering around 6000 plots. Data of forest volume deadwood for 3,243 plots related to 19 European countries are introduced alongside this data paper. The aim of the datapaper is to priorities the publication of a high-value dataset, the added-value results of harmonised sampling procedure and in the same time compliance with the recent priority of FAIR Data Principles.