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Maxime Briere currently works at the Laboratoire d'Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution , Université Paris-Sud 11 as a PhD student since november 2018. He works on the Castanea model of forest growth and work on the relation between productivity (as production of tree biomass) and density.
The leaf area index (LAI) is a key characteristic of forest stand aboveground net productivity (ANP), and many methods have been developed to estimate the LAI. However, every method has flaws, e.g., methods may be destructive, require means or time and/or show intrinsic bias and estimation errors. A relationship using basal area (G) and stand age t...