FORMIND has been applied on forests in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. Click on the locations for more information on each studied area.
This image shows a visualization of a mountainous tropical forest in Ecuador. Tree species are aggregated into seven plant functional types. Trees colored in red are of late successional stage (shade-tolerant species), trees colored in green are of early successional stage (light-demanding species) and trees in blue are of intermediate successional stage. The disturbed areas that occur are caused by landslides. Immediately after the disturbance, the competition for light and space is low, so light-demanding species can establish. In advanced successional stages, shade-tolerant species dominate.