The Optimal Leaf Biochemical Selection for Mapping Species Diversity Based on Imaging Spectroscopy
AbstractRemote sensing provides a consistent form of observation for biodiversity monitoring across space and time. However, the regional mapping of forest species diversity is still difficult because of the complexity of species distribution and overlapping tree crowns. A new method called “spectranomics” that maps forest species richness based on leaf chemical and spectroscopic traits using imaging spectroscopy was developed by Asner and Martin. In this paper, we use this method to detect the relationships among the spectral, biochemical and taxonomic diversity of tree species, based on 20 dominant canopy species collected in a subtropical forest study site in China. Eight biochemical components (chlorophyll, carotenoid, specific leaf area, equivalent water thickness, nitrogen, phosphorus, cellulose and lignin) are quantified by spectral signatures (R2 = 0.57–0.85, p < 0.01). We also find that the simulated maximum species number based on the eight optimal biochemical components is approximately 15, which is suitable for most 30 m × 30 m forest sites within this study area. This research may support future work on regional species diversity mapping using airborne imaging spectroscopy. View Full-Text
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Zhao, Y.; Zeng, Y.; Zhao, D.; Wu, B.; Zhao, Q. The Optimal Leaf Biochemical Selection for Mapping Species Diversity Based on Imaging Spectroscopy. Remote Sens. 2016, 8, 216.
Zhao Y, Zeng Y, Zhao D, Wu B, Zhao Q. The Optimal Leaf Biochemical Selection for Mapping Species Diversity Based on Imaging Spectroscopy. Remote Sensing. 2016; 8(3):216.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhao, Yujin; Zeng, Yuan; Zhao, Dan; Wu, Bingfang; Zhao, Qianjun. 2016. "The Optimal Leaf Biochemical Selection for Mapping Species Diversity Based on Imaging Spectroscopy." Remote Sens. 8, no. 3: 216.
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