Functions to merge cohorts of a
forest_mergeTrees(x, byDBHclass = TRUE)
forest_mergeShrubs(x, byHeightclass = TRUE)
An object of class
Logical flag to indicate that 5-cm tree DBH classes should be kept separated.
Boolean flag to indicate that 10-cm shrub height classes should be kept separated.
forest object with merged trees or shrubs, depending on the function.
Tree DBH classes are defined in 5-cm intervals, whereas shrub height classes are defined in 10-cm intervals. Tree DBH and shrub height classes are defined up to a specific size (i.e. larger plants are not merged) corresponding to 52.5 cm and 90 cm, respectively.