Relationships between spectra and pigments

Recent paper using tower spectroscopy data at an evergreen needleleaf forest highlights spectral sensitivity to pigments the regulate the seasonality of photosynthesis. We investigate this both empirically and mechanistically. See the recent paper here. 

Cheng, R., Magney, T. S., Dutta, D., Bowling, D. R., Logan, B. A., Burns, S. P., Blanken, P. D., Grossmann, K., Lopez, S., Richardson, A. D., Stutz, J., and Frankenberg, C.: Decomposing reflectance spectra to track gross primary production in a subalpine evergreen forest, Biogeosciences, 17, 4523–4544,, 2020.