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Scaling up LiDAR assessments of forest structure - Session 1

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Breakout 3
Thursday, September 12, 2024
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Downer Room

Speaker

Prof Kim Calders
Professor
Ghent University

Towards satellite product validation using multi-scale lidar

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

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Biography

Kim Calders received the BSc and MSc degrees in bioscience engineering from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (BE) in 2006 and 2008, respectively, the MSc degree in remote sensing from University College London (UK), in 2010, and the PhD degree in LiDAR remote sensing from Wageningen University (NL) in 2015. From 2015 until 2017 he was a Post-Doctoral Researcher with the National Physical Laboratory and the Department of Geography, UCL (UK). He was a Post-Doctoral Researcher and Marie-Curie Fellow at Ghent University from 2017 until 2021. Since October 2021, he is an Associate Research Professor of Earth Observation & Terrestrial Ecology at Ghent University. He is a member of the Q-ForestLab research group at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering where he leads the team on laser scanning.
Dr Katsuto Shimizu
Researcher
Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Shikoku Research Center

Predicting countrywide growing stock volume using airborne laser scanning, Landsat time series, and national forest inventory data in Japan

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

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Biography

Katsuto Shimizu is a researcher at Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Shikoku Research Center in Japan. He received a Ph.D. degree in Agriculture from Kyushu University, Japan, in 2019. His work focuses mainly on forest disturbance monitoring using satellite time series data in Japan and Southeast Asian countries. He is currently involved in a research project focused on monitoring national-scale forest dynamics using multiple remote sensing data.
Dr Trung H. Nguyen
Research Fellow
RMIT University

Modelling and mapping multi-layer fine fuel loads in Australian Eucalypt forests using airborne Lidar

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

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Biography

Dr Trung Nguyen is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Remote Sensing lab at RMIT, in Melbourne, Australia. His research revolves around leveraging remote sensing techniques to monitor forest dynamics across various spatial and temporal scales. Trung is currently involved in a Smartsat CRC project called Real Time Fire Analytics. This project aims to develop a comprehensive satellite system comprising geostationary, polar orbiting, and aerial-based sensors to enable real-time fire landscape attribution. Trung's primary focus is to investigate the potential of multi-sensor, time-series satellite data to estimate fine fuel loads and track changes in Eucalypt forests.
Dr Christopher Neigh
Research Scientist
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Young circumboreal forest growth hotspots identified with ICESat-2 and Landsat Stand Age

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

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Biography

Christopher S. R. Neigh received the Ph.D. degree in Geography from the Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, in 2008. Since 2001, he has been with GSFC, initially with Science Systems Applications Inc. in 2001– 2009, then a NASA Postdoctoral Fellow in 2009 and 2010, and a civil servant since 2010. He is currently the Landsat 8 and 9 Project Scientist and is a Co-lead of the Landsat Science Team. He has extensive experience quantifying land-cover land-use change, biomass, and modeled the terrestrial carbon-cycle with disturbance. His research interests include drivers of change to agriculture and forested ecosystems using a suite of multispectral sensors, synthetic aperture radar, spaceborne and airborne LiDAR, and very higher resolution commercial satellite data. He uses these remote sensing tools with machine learning and AI to characterize the productivity, type, structure, and carbon content of land surface vegetation.
Dr Rafael Bohn Reckziegel
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Charles Darwin University & Csiro-darwin

Rapid structural characterisation of tropical savanna woody vegetation with UAV-LiDAR

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

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Biography

Rafael is a forest engineer with PhD in LiDAR remote sensing for the assessment of tree structure and functions with ground sensors and related approaches. Much of his initial research has focused on tree modelling in the context of agroforestry systems Currently, the postdoctoral activities include the assessment of riparian vegetation of the tropical savanna in the Northern Territory (Australia) using multi-source LiDAR data, developing solutions for the large scale monitoring of dense vegetation, and deriving structural and functional metrics related to tree water use based on quantitative structure models for resolving
Mr Bernhard Stoinski
Owner
Private Institute for Dynamic Logic

Automatic Detection and Mapping of Lying Deadwood in Nature Reserve Lipowka (Niepolomice Primeval Forest, Poland) using dense ALS point clouds and AI laslogic approach in LAStools (rapidlasso).

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

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Biography

Piotr Wężyk PhD in forestry, Professor of Earth Sciences in Geography, Senior Research Scientist at the Faculty of Forestry University of Agriculture in Krakow (Faculty of Forestry, Department of Forest Ecology) and lecturer ie. at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Management, Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Poland). He has 33 years of experience in research and teaching in the field of Geomatics applications in forestry, forest ecology, nature protection, landscape architecture and Urban Forestry. He has professional experience from many international and national research projects, development and commercial implementation of GI applications in managed forest or protected areas (National Parks., Reserves). He is expert on forest applications in the field of ALS, TLS, HLS, ULS, MLS LiDAR, VHRS remote sensing, GEOBIA, data fusion, digital photogrammetry, UAV/UAS, 3-D and 4-D spatial GIS analyses.
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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