Detecting Below-Ground Processes, Diversity, and Ecosystem Function in a Savanna Ecosystem Using Spectroscopy Across Different Vegetation Layers

Anna K Schweiger1, Jeannine Cavender-Bares1, Michael D Madritch2, John Arthur Gamon3, Sarah E Hobbie1, Rebecca Montgomery4 and Philip A Townsend5, (1)University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Dept. of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, Saint Paul, MN, United States, (2)Appalachian State University, Dept. of Biology, Boone, NC, United States, (3)University of Nebraska Lincoln, Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies, Lincoln, NE, United States, (4)University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Dept. of Forest Resources, Saint Paul, MN, United States, (5)University of Wisconsin Madison, Dept. of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, Madison, WI, United States