Solar-induced fluorescence: from the leaf to beyond the canopy

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Reliable and scalable values of gross primary productivity remain a goal and a challenge for plant biologists, ecosystem ecologists, remote sensing scientists, and biosphere modelers. Solar-induced fluorescence (SIF), a detectable byproduct of photosynthesis that can be measured at the leaf, canopy, and landscape scales, continues to gain traction as a leading tool for real-time quantification of terrestrial carbon cycling.

In this issue, we invite research that integrates SIF as a variable to approach questions about ecosystem changes and responses to the environment, including phenology, stress, warming, and community structure.

Please email one or more of the issue’s editors (listed below) to enquire, or simply submit your manuscript at AoBP’s submission site, making sure to select this special issue when prompted.


Section Chief Editor for Plants, Ecosystems and Climate:

Mary Heskel (Macalester College),


Guest Editors for the Special Issue:

Troy Magney (University of California, Davis),

Mallory Barnes (Indiana University),

Xi Yang (University of Virginia),