Marta Yebra, CSIRO Land and Water, Australian National University (ANU)Follow
Gianluca Scortechini, Australian National University
Abdulbaset Badi, University of Salford
Maria Beget, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria
Mathias M. Boer, Universty of Western Sydney, University of Western Sydney (UWS)Follow
Ross A. Bradstock, University of WollongongFollow
Emilio Chuvieco, University of Alcala
F. Mark Danson, University of Salford
Philip E. Dennison, University of Utah
Victor Resco de Dios, Universty of Western Sydney, University of Lleida, Western Sydney University
Carlos Di Bella, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria
Greg Forsyth, CSIR
Philip Frost, CSIR
Mariano Garcia, University of Alcala
Abdelaziz Hamdi, Institut Sylvo-Pastoral de Tabarka
Binbin He, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
Matt Jolly, United States Forest Service
Tineke Kraaij, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
M Pilar Martin, Spanish National Research Council
Florent Mouillot, University of Montpellier
Glenn Newnham, Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation
Rachael H. Nolan, University of Technology Sydney, University of Wollongong, Western Sydney UniversityFollow
Grazia Pellizzaro, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Yi Qi, University of Nebraska
Xingwen Quan, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
David Riano, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
Dar Roberts, University of California
Momadou Sow, Cheikh Anta Diop University
Susan Ustin, University of California



Publication Details

Yebra, M., Scortechini, G., Badi, A., Beget, M. Eugenia., Boer, M. M., Bradstock, R., Chuvieco, E., Danson, F. Mark., Dennison, P., Resco de Dios, V., Di Bella, C. M., Forsyth, G., Frost, P., Garcia, M., Hamdi, A., He, B., Jolly, M., Kraaij, T., Martin, M. Pilar., Mouillot, F., Newnham, G., Nolan, R. H., Pellizzaro, G., Qi, Y., Quan, X., Riano, D., Roberts, D., Sow, M. & Ustin, S. (2019). Globe-LFMC, a global plant water status database for vegetation ecophysiology and wildfire applications. Scientific Data, 6 (1), 155-1-155-8.


Globe-LFMC is an extensive global database of live fuel moisture content (LFMC) measured from 1,383 sampling sites in 11 countries: Argentina, Australia, China, France, Italy, Senegal, Spain, South Africa, Tunisia, United Kingdom and the United States of America. The database contains 161,717 individual records based on in situ destructive samples used to measure LFMC, representing the amount of water in plant leaves per unit of dry matter. The primary goal of the database is to calibrate and validate remote sensing algorithms used to predict LFMC. However, this database is also relevant for the calibration and validation of dynamic global vegetation models, eco-physiological models of plant water stress as well as understanding the physiological drivers of spatiotemporal variation in LFMC at local, regional and global scales. Globe-LFMC should be useful for studying LFMC trends in response to environmental change and LFMC influence on wildfire occurrence, wildfire behavior, and overall vegetation health.



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