LAI measurements with the needles method

As part of thesis project of Maxime Brière (thesis 2019-2021 supervised by Eric Dufrêne, UMR ESE), LAI estimates in oak mono-specific plots were carried out on February 12, 2019. The LAI of the plots was estimated with the needles method which consists in counting the number of fallen leaves of the year on the ground having been crossed by a needle thrown randomly along a transect. With enough measuring points (more than hundred points per plot), this method makes it possible to have an LAI estimate for a plot. These data will be used to make simulations with the CASTANEA model.

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