Sun Leigang1; Wang Shaoqiang1; Mickler Robert A2; Chen Jinghua1; Yu Quanzhou3; Qian Zhaohui1; Zhou Guoyi4; Meng Ze4
Source Publicationjournalofresourcesandecology
AbstractThe accurate measurement of the dynamics of photosynthesis in China’s subtropical evergreen forest ecosystems is an important contribution to carbon (C) sink estimates in global terrestrial ecosystems and their responses to climate change.Eddy covariance has historically been the only direct method to assess C flux of whole ecosystems with high temporal resolution,but it suffers from limited spatial resolution.During the last decade,continuous global monitoring of plant primary productivity from spectroradiometer sensors on flux towers and satellites has extended the temporal and spatial coverage of C flux observations.In this study,we evaluated the performance of two physiological remote sensing indices,fluorescence reflectance index (FRI) and photochemical reflectance index (PRI),to measure the seasonal variations of photosynthesis in a subtropical evergreen forest ecosystem using continuous canopy spectral and flux measurements in the Dinghushan Nature Reserve in southern China.The more commonly used NDVI has been shown to be saturated and mainly affected by illumination (R~2=0.88,p <0.001),but FRI and PRI could better track the seasonal dynamics of plant photosynthetic functioning by comparison and are less affected by illumination (R~2=0.13 and R~2=0.51,respectively) at the seasonal scale.FRI correlated better with daily gross primary production (GPP) in the morning hours than in the afternoon hours,in contrast to PRI which correlated better with light-use efficiency (LUE) in the afternoon hours.Both FRI and PRI could show greater correlations with GPP and LUE respectively in the senescence season than in the recovery-growth season.When incident PAR was taken into account,the relationship between GPP and FRI was improved and the correlation coefficient increased from 0.22 to 0.69 (p <0.001).The strength of the correlation increased significantly in the senescence season (R 2=0.79,p <0.001).Our results demonstrate the application of FRI and PRI as physiological indices for the accurate measurement of the seasonal dynamics of plant community photosynthesis in a subtropical evergreen forest,and suggest these indices may be applied to carbon cycle models to improve the estimation of regional carbon budgets.
Document Type期刊论文
Affiliation1.Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences
2.Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources,North Carolina State University
3.School of Environment and Planning,Liaocheng University
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Sun Leigang,Wang Shaoqiang,Mickler Robert A,et al. remotesensingindicestomeasuretheseasonaldynamicsofphotosynthesisinasouthernchinasubtropicalevergreenforest[J]. journalofresourcesandecology,2019,10(2):112.
APA Sun Leigang.,Wang Shaoqiang.,Mickler Robert A.,Chen Jinghua.,Yu Quanzhou.,...&Meng Ze.(2019).remotesensingindicestomeasuretheseasonaldynamicsofphotosynthesisinasouthernchinasubtropicalevergreenforest.journalofresourcesandecology,10(2),112.
MLA Sun Leigang,et al."remotesensingindicestomeasuretheseasonaldynamicsofphotosynthesisinasouthernchinasubtropicalevergreenforest".journalofresourcesandecology 10.2(2019):112.
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