Indirect Measurement of Leaf Area Index in Sagebrush-Steppe Rangelands

@inproceedings{Finzel2012IndirectMO,
  title={Indirect Measurement of Leaf Area Index in Sagebrush-Steppe Rangelands},
  author={Julie A. Finzel and Mark Seyfried and M. A. Weltz and James R. Kiniry and Mari-Vaughn V. Johnson and Karen L. Launchbaugh},
  year={2012}
}
Leaf area index (LAI) is defined as the one-sided area of leaves above a unit area of ground. It is a fundamental ecosystem parameter that is a required input of process-based plant growth and biogeochemical models. Direct measurement of LAI is the most accurate method, but is destructive, time-consuming, and labor-intensive. LAI is highly variable in time… CONTINUE READING