Welcome to The International Canopy Network


The International Canopy Network (ICAN) is devoted to facilitating the continuing interaction of people concerned with forest canopies and forest ecosystems around the world.

ICAN is a non-profit organization supported by a global community of scientists, conservation advocates, canopy educators, and environmental professionals. The organization is funded by subscriber dues, donations, and grants.

A membership with ICAN represents an investment in a rapidly advancing science for the benefit of both humans and forests. ICAN publishes a quarterly newsletter “What’s Up?” that addresses issues concerning the forest canopy and features articles, resources, and citations pertaining to research and education.

ICAN’s email bulletin board serves as an opportunity for researchers, educators, and conservationists to discuss the many concepts, perspectives, and objectives associated with forest canopies. To subscribe, send a message to canopy-request@lternet.edu


The International Canopy Network is a self-supporting organization, funded by subscriber dues, donations, and grants. Please consider becoming a Member. In doing so, you will help to support ICAN activities in research, education and conservation.

As a member, the yearly benefits you’ll receive include: 

Four Issues of “What’s Up?”, ICAN’s official newsletter

A tri-annually updated directory, containing over 800 contacts in the canopy community

Access to the scientific citations database, currently over 6700 entries.

Post your CV online via the ICAN website.

Professional meetings and symposia.

Collaboration with distinguished peers.

Click Here to become a Member today!

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ICAN is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization; dues and donations are tax-deductible.
The International Canopy Network shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of board members, selection of volunteers, selection of vendors, and provision of services.