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Remotely sensed data products in support of carbon monitoring and other land management decisions - Session 2

Tracks
Breakout 1
Tuesday, September 10, 2024
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Plenary - Bay Trust Forum

Speaker

Dr Nancy French
Senior Scientist, Fellow
Michigan Tech Research Institute

Mapping Circumpolar Fire Emissions for Carbon Cycle Modeling

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Abstract

Biography

Dr. Nancy French is a Senior Scientist and Technical Fellow at the Michigan Tech Research Institute in Ann Arbor Michigan. Dr. French's expertise is in research and applications of Earth observation and spatial data to ecology and vegetation studies. Her primary research has focused on the use of remote sensing and geospatial technologies for studying wildfires and their effect on the terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere. Her research has included mapping and monitoring burn severity and the development of geospatial methods for quantifying wildland fire emissions of carbon and air pollutants.
Dr Sean Healey
Research Ecologist
USDA Forest Service

Expanded observation of forest albedo documents significant offsets to reported carbon benefits

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Abstract

Biography

Sean Healey studies climate- and management-relevant forest processes using remote sensing and inventory data. He is a member of the GEDI Science Team and the outgoing Landsat Science Team.
Dr Piotr Tompalski
Research Scientist
Canadian Forest Service

Remote Sensing-based Aboveground Biomass Yield Curves for Dominant Boreal Tree species

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Abstract

Biography

Piotr was born and raised in Poland, where he pursued his studies in forestry at the University of Agriculture in Krakow. He earned his Ph.D. in 2013 and subsequently moved to Vancouver to work as a Post-Doctoral Fellow and Research Associate in Dr. Nicholas Coops' lab. In 2021, Piotr joined the Canadian Forest Service, where he currently works as a Research Scientist. In his research, Piotr utilizes a variety of remote sensing data sources, including laser scanning, photogrammetry, and satellite imagery, to enhance carbon monitoring and reporting. His recent work has focused on using multi-temporal datasets to quantify forest growth dynamics.
Christine Evans
Servir Science Associate - Ecosystem & Carbon Management
The University Of Alabama In Huntsville

One forest carbon model to rule them all? Evaluating global and national datasets in an ensemble approach to estimating carbon emissions as part of SERVIR's CArbon Pilot.

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Abstract

Biography

Christine Evans serves as a research associate with the SERVIR Science Coordination Office at NASA MSFC, where she serves as the science lead on S-CAP. Among other projects, she has focused on the dynamics of land use/land cover change and the relative effects on both atmospheric and hydrologic processes throughout the tropics. Christine has extensive experience working with global and regional land cover, land cover change, and biomass datasets, and supports the analysis of the national and sub-national datasets received from the SERVIR hubs for this effort.
Prof Gintautas Mozgeris
Professor
Vytautas Magnus University

Modernization and transformation of Lithuanian National Forest Inventory: the role of remote sensing

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Abstract

Biography

Gintautas Mozgeris (Dr.) Professor at the Department of Forest Sciences, Faculty of Forests and Ecology of Agriculture Academy, Vytautas Magnus University, head of the department and chief researcher at the Centre of Excellence Forest 4.0, Vytautas Magnus University. His research interests cover GIS, spatial modelling, aerial photography using all types of aircraft platforms, hyperspectral imaging, image and LiDAR data processing, orthophoto production, natural resource inventories and management planning, land use change and habitat modelling, forestry decision support systems. He took an active part in development and implementation of geographic information systems and remote sensing in Lithuanian forestry. He has more than 25 years’ experience in university teaching, supervising Ph.D. students and research.
Dr Samuel Hislop
Carbon Analyst
Flintpro

Combining remote sensing with biophysical process modelling to track carbon stocks and flows

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Abstract

Biography

Sam has a diverse work experience, including roles in spatial analysis and emergency management with the Victorian Government (2005-2013). From 2016 to 2019, he completed a PhD degree in Remote Sensing at RMIT University and the University of Twente. From 2019 to 2023, Sam worked at the Department of Primary Industries NSW as a Spatial Scientist in the Forest Science unit. Sam has published several papers on his research, which has generally focussed on different techniques for monitoring forests with remote sensing. Sam is currently working as a Land Sector Carbon Analyst at FLINTpro.
Dr Andrew Hudak
Research Forester
Us Forest Service

Chairperson

Biography

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