Conceptual overview on the impact of plant water availability on physiological, biochemical, and structural adaptation mechanisms, and remote sensing technology sensitive to such plant adaptation mechanisms.
© Damm et al. 2018. Remote Sensing of Plant-Water Relations: An overview and future perspectives. Journal of Plant Physiology, 227, 3-19.
The autonomous fluorescence spectrometer system FLOX installed on top of the Lägeren eddy flux tower. © (Eugenie Paul Limoges, 2018)
Zurich and its surrounding seen from an airplane during the acquisition of APEX imaging spectroscopy data over RSWS test sites. © (Andreas Hueni, 2015)
Remote sensing of plant-water relations
Global environmental change causes variable pattern of the gas and energy exchange within terrestrial ecosystems. In the remote sensing of water systems group, we investigate how a changing environment impacts the functioning of vegetation ecosystems and focus on related consequences for the terrestrial water cycle. We develop and apply field, airborne, and space borne imaging spectroscopy techniques to extract novel informative priors of plant photosynthesis, including sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence, and other key environmental variables driving plant-water relations in vegetation ecosystems. The combination of these remote sensing techniques with principles of ecohydrology and soil-plant-atmosphere-continuum (SPAC) based process modeling allows us to assess spatio-temporal fields of water storage and flow in the soli-vegetation-atmosphere system. We are further interested how environmental change impacts the relation between plant transpiration and gross primary productivity to better constrain estimates of water use efficiency in agricultural and natural ecosystems.
- Advancing retrievals of surface reflectance and vegetation indices over forest ecosystems by combining imaging spectroscopy, digital object models, and 3D canopy modelling.
Fawcett, Dominic; Verhoef, W; Schläpfer, Daniel; Schneider, Fabian D; Schaepman, Michael E; Damm, Alexander
Remote Sensing of Environment, 204:583-595. 2018
- Spatio-temporal trends and trade-offs in ecosystem services: An Earth observation based assessment for Switzerland between 2004 and 2014.
Braun, Daniela; Damm, Alexander; Hein, Lars; Petchey, Owen L; Schaepman, Michael E
Ecological Indicators, 89:828-839 2018
- Variability of sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence according to stand age-related processes in a managed loblolly pine forest
Colombo, Roberto; Celesti, Marco; Bianchi, Remo; Campbell, Petya K E; Cogliati, Sergio; Cook, Bruce D; Corp, Lawrence A; Damm, Alexander; Domec, Jean-Christophe; Guanter, Luis; Julitta, Tommaso; Middleton, Elizabeth M; Noormets, Asko; Panigada, Cinzia; Pinto, Francisco; Rascher, Uwe; Rossini, Micol; Schickling, Anke
Global Change Biology, 24(7):2980-2996. (2018).
- Remote sensing of plant-water relations: An overview and future perspectives
Damm, Alexander; Paul-Limoges, Eugénie; Haghighi, Erfan; Simmer, Clemens; Morsdorf, Felix; Schneider, Fabian D; van der Tol, Christiaan; Migliavacca, Mirco; Rascher, Uwe
Journal of Plant Physiology, 227:3-19.
- Measurement of sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence from leaf to ecosystem level
- Remote sensing of plant photosynthesis
- Modelling of plant transpiration and carbon assimilation using Earth observation data and process models
- Assessment of plant functional traits and their dynamics under environmental change
- Landscapes of gas and energy exchange
- Combination of measurements of light interactions and gas exchange
- Carbon and water cycle research
- Plant mediated ecosystem services
- Sustainability of water use