Excess energy dissipation pathways (heat and fluorescence) were monitored, at leaf level as indicators of plant physiological status, with field spectroscopy techniques on poplar clones subjected to ozone fumigation. Measurements of spectral radiance emerging from a leaf provide a fast, non-destructive method for the assessment of excess energy dissipation: xanthophyll-related heat dissipation was estimated with the photochemical reflectance index (PRI) calculated from a traditional field spectrometer, and steady-state fluorescence (Fs) under natural illumination conditions was estimated by exploiting a variation of the Fraunhofer line-depth principle, where the radiance collected with very high resolution spectrometers (FWHM50.13 nm) was spectrally modelled. Both remotely-sensed dissipation pathways responded to fumigation. During a 26- day fumigation experiment, four diurnal cycles of spectral measurements were collected in parallel to meteorological and key physiological variables (active fluorescence, net photosynthesis) and leaf sample collection for pigment extraction. We outline evidence of a link between the remotely-sensed Fs and PRI and leaf physiological status. These results open up new possibilities for assessment of plant stress by means of hyperspectral remote sensing.
|Autori:||M. MERONI; V. PICCHI; M. ROSSINI; S. COGLIATI; C. PANIGADA; C. NALI; LORENZINI G; R. COLOMBO|
|Titolo:||Leaf level early assessment of ozone injuries by passive fluorescence and photochemical reflectance index|
|Anno del prodotto:||2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1080/01431160802036292|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|