Phenology represents the seasonal timing and annual repetition of biologic life cycle events and is a characteristic property of ecosystem functioning and predictor of ecosystem processes. Shifts in phenology depict a canopy’s integrated response to environmental change and influence local biogeochemical processes, including nutrient dynamics, photosynthesis, water cycling, soil moisture depletion, and canopy physiology . An understanding of vegetation phenology is prerequisite to interannual studies and predictive modeling of land surface responses to climate change [2-4].
|Title of host publication||Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Tropical and Sub-Tropical Forests|
|Number of pages||27|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
- Environmental Science(all)