On Thursday, May 6 at 2.15 PM, Tartu Observatory's Associate Professor in Remote Sensing of Landscapes Jan Pisek will talk at the seminar of the Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange. Pisek will talk about how leaf angle distribution can help us understand the forest canopy processes, and if it can be considered a species-specific trait.
Pisek's research interests include field- and space-based multi-spectral and multi-angle optical remote sensing, biophysical parameter and vegetation structure mapping.
"The leaf angle distribution is a key parameter in models useful for understanding the forest canopy processes of photosynthesis, evapotranspiration, radiation transmission, and spectral reflectance. The difficulty in measuring leaf angle distribution has limited exploration of its species-specific phenology and variation across environmental gradients and often causes it to be one of the most poorly constrained model parameters. In my presentation, I will try to provide an answer if (or to what extent) leaf angle distribution can be considered a species-specific trait."
The seminar is held in Zoom.
Meeting ID: 992 6137 6589