This immersive tour app of the Variable Density Thinning study is a web-based application that you can run in your browser. It has been created with audio narration accompanying 360 degree photos taken at different locations and at different heights from the ground (6 feet and 27 feet, as well as above canopy drone images) in the Stanislaus-Tuolumne Experimental Forest. The tour (main content only) takes 21 minutes but can be paused at any point. Below is a description of what you will need and how to start the tour.
What you will need:
After the tour app has loaded into your browser, you will be asked to put the app into fullscreen mode by clicking the square blue button on the right side below the app. To leave fullscreen mode, simply press ESC.
Participation in the research study is voluntary. To participate, please click the button saying "I want to take the virtual tour and participate in the study" below. If you are a student participating in this study for course credit, make sure you enter the class information in the questionnaire. Also, it is important that participants complete the questionnaire following the VR tour. The tab with the questionnaire will still be open in your browser once you exit the tour application. The questionnaire should only take an extra 10-15 minutes of your time.
Thank you in advance for participating in this study.