Leaf spectra, Feb2016-April2016, PA-SLZ, PA-PNM, PA-BCI: Panama

Author(s): Serbin S; Ely K; Rogers A; Dickman T; Detto M; Wu J; Wolfe B; McDowell N; Grossiord C; Michaletz S; Collins A

Dataset Information


Site Name: Barro Colorado Island (BCI); Parque Natural Metropolitano; Bosque Protector San Lorenzo (Fort Sherman)

Variables: Leaf spectra; Leaf temperature

Date Range: Feb. 13, 2016 - April 26, 2016

Description: This data package contains leaf spectra data measured on a monthly basis from February to April, 2016. Measurements were taken at the Bosque Protector San Lorenzo (SLZ), Barro Colorado Island (BCI) and Parque Natural Metropolitano (PNM) NGEE Tropics sites in Panama. Data from the BCI site are only available for March, 2016. Within the attached zip file are PDF manuals for instruments used, a guide to data collection protocol, and metadata files, including a PDF containing metadata for the 2016 ENSO gas exchange campaign. Also included is an additional zip file "2016_ENSO_BNL_Leaf_Spectra_Archive.zip" with data in .csv format organized by site. This data was collected as part of the 2016 ENSO campaign. See related datasets (existing and future) for further sample details, leaf water potential data, LMA, and gas exchange and leaf chemistry data. VERSION 2 update. The identification of a species from the PNM site has been corrected as follows: the identification of the tree initially identified as Pseudosamanea guachapele (ALBIED) has been revised to Albizia adinocephala (ALBIAD). The updated data package includes revised data, metadata and protocol documents updated to reflect this change.


Methods Description: Measurements were taken using a Spectral Evolution PSR+ or SVC 1024i spectroradiometers. Manuals for these instruments, as well as collection protocols, can be found in the folder "ManualsProtocols" in the attached zip file. Collection protocols are described in the included PDF "NGEE-Tropics_leaf_spectral_collection_protocols" and in Serbin et al., 2017 (full citation in data package reference field).

Access Level: Public

Originating Institution(s): Brookhaven National Laboratory; Los Alamos National Laboratory; STRI

Sponsor Organization(s): U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Office of Biological and Environmental Research

Contact: Serbin, Shawn - Brookhaven National Laboratory ([email protected])

Data Download

Version: 2

Dataset Citation: Serbin S; Ely K; Rogers A; Dickman T; Detto M; Wu J; Wolfe B; McDowell N; Grossiord C; Michaletz S; Collins A (2022): Leaf spectra, Feb2016-April2016, PA-SLZ, PA-PNM, PA-BCI: Panama. 2. NGEE Tropics Data Collection. (dataset). http://dx.doi.org/10.15486/ngt/1478523

Acknowledgement: This research was supported as part of NGEE-Tropics, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research under contract no. DE-SC0012704.

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Serbin, S.P., Wu, J., Ely, K.S., Kruger, E.L., Townsend, P.A., Meng, R., Wolfe, Brett T., Chlus, A., Wand, Z., and A. Rogers (2019), From the Arctic to the tropics: multiā€biome prediction of leaf mass per area using leaf reflectance, New Phytologist. DOI:10.1111/nph.16123.