Plant leaves collectively represent the largest above-ground surface area of plant material in virtually all environments. Their optical properties determine where and how energy and gas exchange occurs, which in turn drives the energy budget of the planet, and defines its ecology and habitability. This book reviews the state-of-the-art research on leaf optics. Topics covered include leaf traits, the anatomy and structure of leaves, leaf colour, biophysics and spectroscopy, radiometry, radiative transfer models, and remote and proximal sensing. A physical approach is emphasised throughout, providing the necessary foundations in physics, chemistry and biology to make the context accessible to readers from various subject backgrounds. It is a valuable resource for advanced students, researchers and government agency practitioners in remote sensing, plant physiology, ecology, resource management and conservation.Read more
- Compiling more than 3000 articles, this is an invaluable reference for students and researchers
- Supported by an online bibliographical database set up by Stéphane Jacquemoud, which includes references to articles, book sections and reports related to the topic of leaf optical properties
- Provides a comprehensive review of the physical processes and interactions in leaves
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- Publication planned for: October 2019
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9781108481267
- length: 566 pages
- dimensions: 253 x 180 x 30 mm
- weight: 1.32kg
- contains: 329 b/w illus. 68 tables
- availability: Not yet published - available from October 2019
Table of Contents
1. A brief history of leaf colour
2. Leaf biophysics
3. Spectroscopy of leaf molecules
4. Measurement of leaf optical properties
5. Leaf optical properties in different wavelength domains
6. Variation due to leaf structural, chemical and physiological traits
7. Variation due to leaf abiotic and biotic factors
8. Comprehensive reviews of leaf optical properties models
9. Modeling leaf optical properties: prospect
10. Modeling three-dimensional leaf optical properties: raytran
11. Extraction of leaf traits
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