Further Reading

Asner GP, Scurlock JMO, and Hicke JA (2003) Global synthesis of leaf area index observations: Implications for ecological and remote sensing studies. Global Ecology and Biogeography 12: 191-205. Bouriaud O, Soudani K, and Bréda N (2003) Leaf area index from litter collection: Impact of specific leaf area variability within a beech stand. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 29: 371-380. Bréda NJJ (2006) Ground-based measurements of leaf area index: A review of methods, instruments and current controversies. Journal of Experimental Botany 54: 2403-2417. Cowling SA and Field CB (2003) Environmental control of leaf area production: Implications for vegetation and land-surface modeling. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 17(1): 1007 (doi: 10.1029/ 2002GB001915).

Gower ST and Norman JM (1991) Rapid estimation of leaf area index in conifer and broad leaf plantations. Ecology 72: 1896-1900.

Granier A, Bréda N, Biron P, and Villette S (1999) A lumped water balance model to evaluate duration and intensity of drought constraints in forest stands. Ecological Modelling 116: 269-283.

Norman JM and Campbell GS (1991) Canopy structure. In: Pearcy RW, Elheringer J, Mooney HA, and Rundel PW (eds.) Plant Physiological Ecology, pp. 301-323. London: Chapman and Hall.

Odum EP (1962) Relationships between structure and function in ecosystems. Japanese Journal of Ecology 12:108-118.

Pierce LL and Running SW (1988) Rapid estimation of coniferous forest leaf area using a portable integrating radiometer. Ecology 67: 1762-1767.

Prentice KC (1990) Bioclimatic distribution of vegetation for general circulation model studies. Journal of Geophysical Research 95: 11811-11830.

Saugier B (1996) Evapotranspiration des prairies et des cultures.

Comptes-rendus de l'Académie d'Agriculture de France 82:133-153.

Scurlock JMO, Asner GP, and Gower ST (2001) Worldwide Historical Estimates and Bibliography of Leaf Area Index, 1932-2000. ORNL

Technical Memorandum TM-2001/268. Oak Ridge, TN: Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Waring RH and Running SW (1998) Forest Ecosystems.

Analysis at Multiple Scales, 2nd edn., 370pp. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Watson DJ (1947) Comparative physiological studies in the growth of field crops. Part I. Variation in net assimilation rate and leaf area between species and varieties, and within and between years. Annals of Botany 11: 41-76.

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