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Scaling up LiDAR assessments of forest structure - Session 2

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Breakout 3
Thursday, September 12, 2024
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Downer Room

Speaker

Dr Mitch Bryson
Lecturer
University of Sydney

Virtual forests and unsupervised domain adaptation for training deep learning-based models for tree analysis from LiDAR point clouds

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Abstract

Biography

Dr. Mitch Bryson is currently the director for the undergraduate mechatronics program and a lecturer in the school of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering at the University of Sydney, Australia. He is a research expert in aerial and marine robotic navigation, mapping and sensor fusion, working in applications in marine science and forestry using computer vision, hyperspectral imaging and laser scanning. He leads the ACFR Forestry research group that performs research into new technologies and techniques for measuring and managing forest resources using state-of-the-art sensors, autonomous systems and intelligent processing algorithms.
Dr Florian de Boissieu
Research Engineer
French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE)

Accuracy of DART model for ALS Simulations of Real Forest Environments

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Abstract

Biography

Florian de Boissieu received the M.Sc. degree in physics and signal processing and the Ph.D. degree in signal processing from Grenoble Institut National Polytechnique, Grenoble, France, in 2006 and 2010, respectively. From 2011 to 2021, he worked as a Postdoc on processing methods for optical remote sensing of environment, on vegetation, geology, and ocean color, for CNRS, IRD, INRAE, and CIRAD in New Caledonia and France. Since 2022, he has been affiliated with the National Institut of Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE), and works with TETIS research unit, Montpellier, France. His current research interests include the development of processing methods and softwares for lidar data and multi-/hyperspectral imaging of vegetation, as well as associated radiative transfer modeling.
Mr Jesse Muhojoki
Researcher
Finnish Geospatial Research Institute FG

Benchmarking under- and above-canopy laser scanning solutions, including autonomous drones, for deriving tree attributes in boreal forests

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Abstract

Biography

Jesse Muhojoki is a researcher from Finnish Geospatial Research Institute FGI with a physics background. He works on developing robust and efficient tools for automatic derivation of individual tree attributes from point clouds, that are mainly collected with laser scanners operating both under- and above the forest canopy.
Miss Gabija Bernotaite
Research Software Engineer
Sylvera Ltd

Afrotropic and neotropic terrestrial laser scanning data reveal that allometric AGB estimates are likely systematically biased downward by 15.3%

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Abstract

Biography

Gabija Bernotaite is a Research Software Engineer working in Sylvera Ltd which provides trusted carbon data for genuine climate action. Gabija Bernotaite has a computer science and Machine Learning background, focusing on 2D and 3D data: images, radar, LiDAR data. The main focus currcently of Gabija is applying SOTA algorithms on forest data and increasing AGB estimation accuracy.
Prof Alexis Achim
Professor
Université Laval

lasR: Development of an R package for Lidar Data Processing

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

Abstract

Biography

Alexis Achim is a full professor and the Vice-dean for research in the faculty of forestry, geography and geomatics at Laval University in Canada. His research focused on the adaptation of silviculture to climate change. He is the principal investigator of Silva21 a Canada-wide research project that aims to provide data, tools and practical solutions to improve the resilience of Canadian forests to various disturbances and sources of stress, thereby contributing to the health of these ecosystems and the well-being of the communities that depend on them.
Mr James Ellenwood
National Program Lead Monitoring, Remote Sensing, And Geospatial Analysis Research
US Forest Service

The Future of High-resolution Vegetation Structure mapping for Strategic Forest Inventory Applications – on-going developments in the United States

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

Abstract

Biography

Jim leads the program for monitoring, remote sensing & geospatial analysis research, which involves the strategic planning and assessment of the latest technological advancements in remote sensing and geospatial analysis to produce the fundamental data and information for status, trends and conditions of the Nation's forest. Prior to joining WO/R&D in 2015, Jim worked for S&PF Forest Health Protection as the National Program Manager for Remote Sensing and Imagery Analysis for 17 years where he developed data, tools, and techniques for assessing forest risks from insects and diseases. Jim has a B.S. in Forestry Resources Management and an M.S. in Silviculture and Forest Influences from SUNY, State University of New York, College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry.
Dr Peter Scarth
Chief Technology Officer
Ozius

Chairperson

Biography

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Prof Anthony Finn
Professor
University of South Australia

Chairperson

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