Effects of Metal Stress on Visible/Near-Infrared Reflectance Spectra of Vegetation
Vegetation which suffers from heavy metal stresses can cause changes of leaf color, shape and structural changes. The spectral characteristics of vegetation leaves is related to leaf thickness, leaf surface characteristics, the content of water, chlorophyll and other pigments. So the eco-physiology changes of plants can be reflected by spectral reflectance. Studies on the spectral response of vegetation to heavy metal stress can provide a theoretical basis for remote sensing monitoring of metal pollution in soils. In recent decades, there are substantial amounts of literature exploring the effects of heavy metals on vegetation spectra.
Weiguo Pan, Jianxing Ren and Yongguang Li
G. Y. Chi et al., "Effects of Metal Stress on Visible/Near-Infrared Reflectance Spectra of Vegetation", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 347-353, pp. 2735-2738, 2012