The Terrestrial Plant Productivity Technical Working Group advises which methods, protocols, and equipment are employed to create robust ground-based estimates of live and dead woody biomass, woody and herbaceous productivity, coarse downed wood volume and density, fine and coarse litterfall, belowground plant biomass, and leaf area index across a suite of different vegetation types. The TWG also considers optimal spatial and temporal integration of ground-based measurements with remote-sensing hyperspectral and LiDAR datasets (i.e., the NEON AOP system), and with data streams generated by the NEON Terrestrial Instrument System. Finally, the TWG is also deeply invested in determining how NEON Plant Biomass and Productivity data products can be optimized to enhance usability and value for the NEON end-user community.
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|Courtney Meier||National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)||Lead|
|Christopher Gough||Virginia Commonwealth University||Chair|
|Alan Knapp||Colorado State University||Member|
|Asko Noormets||Texas A&M University||Member|
|Dafeng Hui||Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation||Member|
|Jim Lutz||Utah State University||Member|
|Luke Nave||Michigan Technological University||Member|
|Shawn Rose||National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)||Member|
|Tim Fahey||Cornell University||Member|
|Lu Zhai||Oklahoma State University||Member|
|Adrian Rocha||University of Notre Dame||Member|
|Stephen Hart||University of California Merced||Member|