(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Assessing productivity of vegetation in the Amazon using remote sensing and modelling

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LUUS K.A. (1) ; KELLY R.E.J. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, Univ., Ontario, Waterloo, CANADA


The aim of this paper is to analyse the following strategies used to assess productivity of vegetation : 1) measuring LAI (Leaf Area Index) and fPAR (Fraction of Photosynthetically Active Radiation); 2) calculating band ratios representing soil and vegetation stresses; and 3) modelling net primary productivity. Amazonian site-specific challenges are addressed in relation to each of the approaches, and pertinent research gaps are delineated. Conclusions focus on the strengths and weaknesses of each approach, and describing optimal strategies for integrating the productivity of vegetation into future Amazonian land-use change research


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 32, no4 [pp. 363-377]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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