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Monitoring forest degradation and mortality

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Breakout 4
Thursday, September 12, 2024
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Sigma Room

Speaker

Dr Dmitry Shchepashchenko
Senior Research Scholar
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis / IIASA

Identifying the Drivers of Biomass Change in European Forests: Insights from Remote Sensing and Geo-Wiki Analysis

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Abstract

Biography

Dmitry Schepaschenko has 30+ years research experience in the field of forest ecology, forest management and remote sensing. He is a coordinator of IUFRO working party "Boreal and Alpine Forest Ecosystems". His recent projects have included global and regional land cover, forest, and biomass mapping; full carbon account of Northern Eurasia; remote sensing applications; modeling of structure, productivity and growth of forests; adaptation and mitigation strategies under global change.
Dr Jaroslaw Socha
Professor
University of Agriculture in Krakow

Nationwide Modelling of the Forest Health and Mortality Risk by Fusing Airborne Laser Scanning Data, Satellite Imagery and Field Inventory Data

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Abstract

Biography

Jarosław Socha is a Full Professor of Forest Sciences, at the University of Agriculture in Krakow. He has managed and participated in many international projects (EU FP5, EU FP7, H2020, Horizon Europe, Forest Value) and several national projects. His current research interests are in three main areas: 1. Causes and consequences of long-term changes in forest productivity. 2. Forest disturbance and adaptation to climate change in forest management with particular emphasis on the use of remote sensing data. 3. Modelling of forest growth and site productivity.
Ms Selina Schwarz
Phd Student
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Detecting Drivers of Forest Canopy Mortality following Drought

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Abstract

Biography

Selina Schwarz is a PhD student at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Her work focuses on exploring drought induced forest mortality using high resolution remote sensing products and deep learning.
Dr Daniele Marinelli
Researcher
Fondazione Edmund Mach

Analysis of dense optical time series for the spectral and temporal characterization of bark beetle attacks.

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Abstract

Biography

Daniele Marinelli is a researcher at the Forest Ecology Unit of Fondazione Edmund Mach. The research activity is devoted to the development of automatic methods for remote sensing data analysis with a focus on multispectral images and LiDAR point clouds, considering both airborne and spaceborne sensors. Currently, he is focusing on the analysis of optical time-series for forest monitoring and disturbances detection. He received the Ph.D. in Information and Communication Technologies (cum laude) from the University of Trento, Italy, in 2019. He is recipient of the prizes for the 2015 Best Italian master Thesis and 2020 Best Italian Ph.D. Thesis in the area of remote sensing awarded by the the Italy Chapter of the IEEE GRSS. He got the Second Place in the Student Paper Competition at the 2018 IEEE IGARSS held in Valencia (Spain). He was awarded the IEEE GRSS Letters Prize Paper Award in 2023.
Assoc Prof David Bruce
Associate Professor GIS
Flinders University

Assessing spatio-temporal disturbance in Australian softwood plantations with multi-resolution satellite sensors.

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

Abstract

Biography

David is an Associate Professor in GIS and remote sensing at Flinders University, an Adjunct Professor in the University of South Australia, and a faculty member of the International Space University. David has had a long career in Earth Observation and geographical information science in both government and academia; in the latter he has taught, and continues to teach, at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, supervise PhD students and undertake research, which is currently focused on the analysis of high spatial resolution satellite multi-spectral and multi-polarimetric SAR images for environmental applications, particularly in forests, vegetation and coastal assessment.
Rodrigo Leite
Postdoc
Nasa-gsfc

Quantifying landscape fragmentation impacts on aboveground biomass in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest using NASA’s GEDI

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

Abstract

Biography

Rodrigo Leite is a NASA Postdoctoral Program fellow in the Biospheric Sciences Laboratory at NASA GSFC. His research interests encompass empirical modeling of vegetation traits and the use of remote sensing for forest management, monitoring, and conservation. His core research has been focused on using lidar data and machine learning to enhance the prediction of forest traits. His overarching goal is to investigate the impact of human-induced landscape changes on the dynamics, functionality, and provision of ecosystem services in tropical forests.
Mr Andrew Holdaway
Geospatial Application Specialist
Indufor Asia Pacific

Chairperson

Biography

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