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Title: Convergence in relationships between leaf traits, spectra and age across diverse canopy environments and two contrasting tropical forests

Leaf age structures the phenology and development of plants, as well as the evolution of leaf traits over life histories. Furthermore, a general method for efficiently estimating leaf age across forests and canopy environments is lacking.
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  1. Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (United States)
  2. Univ. of Oxford, Oxford (United Kingdom)
  3. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  4. Univ. of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL (United States)
  5. Brown Univ., Providence, RI (United States)
  6. Brazil's National Institute for Amazon Research (INPA), Manaus, AM (Brazil)
  7. Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), Wallingford (United Kingdom)
  8. Embrapa Amazônia Oriental, Santarém PA (Brazil)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 0028-646X; R&D Project: 21087; YN0100000
Grant/Contract Number:
SC00112704; SC0008383
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
New Phytologist
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: New Phytologist; Journal ID: ISSN 0028-646X
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
Country of Publication:
United States
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; spectroscopy; partial least squares regression (PLSR); vertical canopy profiles; leaf mass per area (LMA); leaf water content (LWC); vegetation indices; understory