A remotely sensed pigment index reveals photosynthetic phenology in evergreen conifers

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Gamon, John A.; Huemmrich, K. Fred; Wong, Christopher Y. S.; Ensminger, Ingo; Garrity, Steven; Hollinger, David Y.; Noormets, Asko; Peñuelas, Josep;
  • Publisher: National Academy of Sciences
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1073/pnas.1606162113, pmc: PMC5135292
  • Subject: Carotenoid pigments | Evergreen conifers | Gross primary productivity (GPP) | Carotenoid Index (CCI) [Chlorophyll] | Biological Sciences

In evergreen conifers, where the foliage amount changes little with season, accurate detection of the underlying "photosynthetic phenology" from satellite remote sensing has been difficult, presenting challenges for global models of ecosystem carbon uptake. Here, we rep... View more
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