Anna Crofts

Université de Sherbrooke
Candidat Ph.D.

superviseur(e): Mark Vellend
Début: 2019-01-01

Projet

Linking leaf functional traits to taxonomic diversity: developing spectranomics in Québec's south-eastern temperate forest
I will be leading the field-based biodiversity surveys at Parc national de Mont Mégantic, as a part of the larger effort of the Canadian Airborne Biodiversity Observatory (CABO). CABO aims to examine global drivers of plant biodiversity across Canada through spectranomics. Spectranomics uses remotely-sensed hyperspectral images to identify plant species and quantify foliar traits. For my doctoral research, I ask: (i) can remotely-sensed, hyperspectral data quantify forest community properties, and in turn, (ii) how do forest community properties vary across climate (elevation) and resource extraction (logging) gradients?

Mots-clés

Forest biodiversity, Leaf functional traits, Spectranomics, Hyperspectral imagery

Publications

1- Changes in the understory plant community and ecosystem properties along a shrub density gradient
Crofts, Anna L., Dennise O. Drury, Jennie R. McLaren
2018 Arctic Science