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Title: Monthly leaf area index estimates from point-in-time measurements and needle phenology for Pinus taeda

Author: Sampson, D.A.; Albaugh, T.J.; Johnsen, Kurt H.; Allen, H.L.; Zarnoch, Stanley J.

Date: 2003

Source: Can. J. For. Res. 33: 2477–2490

Publication Series: Not categorized

Description: Abstract: Leaf area index (LAI) of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) trees of the southern United States varies almost twofold interannually; loblolly pine, essentially, carries two foliage cohorts at peak LAI (September) and one at minimum (March–April). Herein, we present an approach that may be site invariant to estimate monthly LAI for loblolly pine using point-in-time measurements from a LI-COR LAI-2000 plant canopy analyzer (PCA). Our analyses used needle accretion and abscission data from monthly needle counts and destructive harvest data from a replicated 2 × 2 factorial experiment of water and nutrition amendments. No significant treatment effects on relative needle accretion or abscission were observed. Cohort (interannual) differences in needle accretion were found but appeared trivial. Cohort year had variable effects on needle abscission. Abscission of current-year foliage began in July and continued through November of the third year; however, only 7%–9% remained 23 months following bud initiation. A treatment-invariable regression of PCA measurements on cohort foliage biomass (r2 ≈ 0.98) was used to estimate annual cohort LAI. We derived monthly estimates of LAI from cohort accretion and abscission and cohort LAI. Monthly estimates of LAI for loblolly pine, using point-in-time measurements from the PCA, appear possible, although further testing is required.

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Sampson, D.A.; Albaugh, T.J.; Johnsen, Kurt H.; Allen, H.L.; Zarnoch, Stanley J. 2003. Monthly leaf area index estimates from point-in-time measurements and needle phenology for Pinus taeda. Can. J. For. Res. 33: 2477–2490

 


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