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Title: Imaging canopy temperature: shedding (thermal) light on ecosystem processes

Canopy temperatureTcanis a key driver of plant function that emerges as a result of interacting biotic and abiotic processes and properties. However, understanding controls onTcanand forecasting canopy responses to weather extremes and climate change are difficult due to sparse measurements ofTcanat appropriate spatial and temporal scales. Burgeoning observations ofTcanfrom thermal cameras enable evaluation of energy budget theory and better understanding of how environmental controls, leaf traits and canopy structure influence temperature patterns. The canopy scale is relevant for connecting to remote sensing and testing biosphere model predictions. We anticipate that future breakthroughs in understanding of ecosystem responses to climate change will result from multiscale observations ofTcanacross a range of ecosystems.

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2025755 1802885
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New Phytologist
Page Range / eLocation ID:
p. 1746-1753
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Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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