Journal article

The bioindicators of Forest Condition Project: A physiological, remote sensing approach

PH Sampson, GH Mohammed, PJ Zarco-Tejada, JR Miller, TL Noland, D Irving, PM Treitz, SJ Colombo, J Freemantle

FORESTRY CHRONICLE | CANADIAN INST FORESTRY | Published : 2000

Abstract

Objective measures of forest ecosystem condition are needed to gauge the effects of management activities and natural phenomena on sustainability. The Bioindicators of Forest Condition Project seeks to develop a Forest Condition Rating (FCR) system using a physiological, remote sensing approach. In particular, the goal of the project is to test whether hyperspectral remote sensing may be used to infer stand-level information about pigment concentration, chlorophyll fluorescence, and other physiological features of condition. The project spans a four-year period of intensive sampling in tolerant hardwood forests in Ontario using the Compact Airborne Spectrographic Imager (CASI). For each airb..

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