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Forest Monitoring - Session 2

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Breakout 2
Thursday, September 12, 2024
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
WSP Room

Speaker

Mr Valtteri Soininen
Assistant researcher
Finnish Geospatial Research Institute

Comparing the Accuracy of Airborne Laser Scanning (ALS)- and Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS)-based methods, and manual measurements for short period Individual Tree Growth Detection

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

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Biography

Mr Valtteri Soininen is an emerging researcher in the field of laser-scanning based remote sensing techniques of boreal forests. Valtteri is a BSc majoring in engineering physics and in his MSc studies, he has studied applied mathematics and data engineering. His current interests are in Bayesian statistics and data analysis.
Dr Nuria Sánchez-López
Visiting Scientist
Forestry Sciences Laboratory / Rocky Mountain Research Station

Linking Canopy and Surface Fuels: Advancing Spatial Mapping in Fire-maintained Forest Ecosystems

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Abstract

Biography

Nuria Sánchez López is a visiting scientist at the Forestry Sciences Laboratory, Rocky Mountain Research Station. She is interested in remote sensing applications for forest monitoring, forest mapping, carbon assessment, and fire modeling. Her research is focused on the development of integrated methods for mapping forest attributes at different spatial scales using remotely sensed data.
Zhen Song
Assistant Research Professor
University of Maryland

Global Vegetation Monitoring in near Real-time

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Abstract

Biography

Zhen Song is an assistant research professor in University of Maryland, GLAD(Global Land Analysis & Discovery) lab. Her research focuses on vegetation dynamics mapping and monitoring.
Mr Chima Iheaturu
Phd Student
University of Bern

Integrating UAV Lidar and Multispectral Data for Mapping Disturbance Severity in West African Relict Forests

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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Biography

Chima is an earth observation scientist with a background in Surveying and Geoinformatics. He obtained his bachelor's degree in the field and further pursued a master's degree in Geospatial and Mapping Sciences from the University of Glasgow. Currently, Chima is a PhD candidate at the University of Bern, where his research focuses on the dynamics of tropical forests in West Africa using cutting-edge remote sensing technologies. His research employs a mixed methods approach, combining qualitative and quantitative methods to gain a comprehensive understanding of the forest ecosystem. Chima's work has been published in reputable journals, and his recent study explores the assessment of disturbance severity in the Ewe-Adakplame Forest, a 560-ha relict forest in Benin, West Africa. Chima's research aims to guide conservation and restoration efforts in these valuable ecosystems by utilizing cutting-edge technologies such as UAV lidar and multispectral data
Wen Jia
Assistant Professor
Institute of Forest Resource Information Techniques / Chinese Academy of Forestry

The Impact of BRDF Correction on the Retrieval of Forest Leaf Area Index using Multi-Flightline Airborne Hyperspectral Imagery

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

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Biography

Jia Wen, affiliated with the Institute of Resource Information at the Chinese Academy of Forestry, holds a Ph.D. from the same institution and served as a visiting scholar at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada. Specializing in remote sensing data processing and forestry applications in undulating terrain forest areas, he has led or participated in 7 national-level projects, including the National Natural Science Foundation of China Youth NSFC Project on BRDF Correction of Meter-level Spatial Resolution Airborne Hyperspectral Imagery in Forest Areas. He has conducted numerous aerial integrated remote sensing experiments in typical forest and grassland areas of China. With 29 top-tier academic papers published, including in renowned journals like Remote Sensing of Environment and ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, he was honored with the "BEST POSTER AWARD" at the 2023 China Ministry of Science and Technology-European Space Agency "Dragon Project" International Academic Conference.
Assoc Prof Henrik Persson
Associate Professor
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Remote Sensing-based Two-Phase Forest Inventory using High-resolution Laser Scanning

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

Abstract

Biography

Henrik Persson is an Associate Professor in Forest Remote Sensing at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. He researches radar, optical and laser scanning based remote sensing for forest monitoring and he leads a forest inventory project based on high-resolution laser scanning.
Dr Johannes Rahlf
Research Scientist
Norwegian Institute Of Bioeconomy Research (nibio)

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Dr Alexandra Tyukavina
Associate Research Professor
University Of Maryland

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Dr Michael Foerster
Senior Researcher
Technical University Berlin

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