Aspen Bibliography

Title

Leaf area index of boreal forests: theory, techniques, and measurements

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Journal of Geophysical Research D

Volume

102

Issue

D24

First Page

29429

Last Page

29443

Publication Date

1997

Abstract

Leaf are index is a key structural characteristic of forest ecosystems because of the role of green leaves in controlling many biological and physical processes in plant canopies. Accurate LAI estimates are required in studies of ecophysiology, atmosphere-ecosystem interactions, and global change. The objective of this paper is to evaluate LAI values obtained by several research teams using different methods for a broad spectrum of boreal forest types in support of the international Boreal Ecosystem Atmosphere study.