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Assessing vegetation function with imaging spectroscopy

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posted on 2023-05-20, 03:49 authored by Gamon, JA, Somers, B, Zbynek MalenovskyZbynek Malenovsky, Middleton, EM, Rascher, U, Schaepman, ME
Healthy vegetation function supports diverse biological communities and ecosystem processes, and provides crops, forest products, forage, and countless other benefits. Vegetation function can be assessed by examining dynamic processes and by evaluating plant traits, which themselves are dynamic. Using both trait-based and process-based approaches, spectroscopy can assess vegetation function at multiple scales using a variety of sensors and platforms ranging from proximal to airborne and satellite measurements. Since spectroscopic data are defined by the instruments and platforms available, along with their corresponding spatial, temporal and spectral scales, and since these scales may not always match those of the function of interest, consideration of scale is a necessary focus. For a full understanding of vegetation processes, combined (multi-scale) sampling methods using empirical and theoretical approaches are required, along with improved informatics.


Australian Research Council


Publication title

Surveys in Geophysics








School of Geography, Planning and Spatial Sciences


Kluwer Academic Publ

Place of publication

Van Godewijckstraat 30, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 3311 Gz

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Copyright 2019 The Authors Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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  • Open

Socio-economic Objectives

Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems; Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences; Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences