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Characterizing uncertainty in remote sensing-assisted forest carbon mapping and accounting

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Breakout 2
Tuesday, September 10, 2024
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
WSP Room

Speaker

Prof Annika Kangas
Research Professor
Natural Resources Institute Luke

Small area composite estimators in a simulation test

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Abstract

Biography

Professor Kangas is a professor of Forest inventory. She made her PhD in 1995 about model-based inference, and has been since then working with methods to deal with auxiliary information in the both design and inference phases of forest inventory. She has about 200 peer-reviewed publications, and also a textbook on forest inventory methods and applications.
Dr Svetlana Saarela
Researcher
Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Handling Single-year Big Data in Multi-Temporal Forest Inventory and Mapping Systems

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Abstract

Biography

Dr. Svetlana Saarela defended her doctoral thesis at the University of Helsinki in 2015. Currently, she is employed as a researcher at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in Ås, Norway. Her main research interest is developing statistical frameworks for forest inventories by combining remotely sensed data from different sensors with field sample data.
Dr Neha Hunka
Assistant Research Professor
University of Maryland

National Forest Inventories and Earth Observation: Can a geostatistical approach fulfill countries’ policy reporting needs?

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Abstract

Biography

Dr Neha is an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Maryland (UMD), College Park. She received a PhD from the University of Copenhagen in 2016 on the mapping of tropical forest loss and its spatio-temporal dynamics using radar satellites. At UMD, she coordinates efforts towards the harmonization of space-based forest carbon maps, i.e. the CEOS Biomass Harmonization activity . A core goal of this research is to facilitate the understanding and uptake of such maps by countries for policy reporting within frameworks of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Mr Ramon Melser
Phd Candidate
University of British Columbia

Constraining estimates of Boreal vegetation productivity in multi-source remote sensing-based models

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Abstract

Biography

Ramon Melser is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia, Canada. His PhD work investigates the integration of multi-source remote sensing products for the development of enhanced carbon dynamics models, with a particular focus on boreal landscapes.
Dr Rosa Maria Di Biase
Junior Researcher
University Of Siena

Design-based assessment of the accuracy of land use/land cover maps based on remote sensing information

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

Abstract

Biography

Rosa Maria Di Biase is currently Junior Researcher at the Department of Economics and Statistics of the University of Siena. Her main fields of interest are related to the development of statistical methodologies for solving environmental problems, especially for preserving ecological diversity. In particular, her research activity is focused on sampling strategies, design-based inference, spatial interpolation and spatial map reconstruction in a design-based model-assisted approach, exploiting remote sensing information.
Ms Caileigh Shoot
Forest Carbon Analyst
Weyerhaeuser

Applications for remote sensing in the voluntary forest carbon market

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

Abstract

Biography

Caileigh Shoot is a forest Carbon Analyst for Weyerhaeuser, the largest private forest landowner in the US. Caileigh completed her Masters of Science in the Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis Laboratory at the University of Washington in 2018. Caileigh specializes in using data analytics, remote sensing, and GIS to develop high-integrity forest carbon projects.
Chad Babcock
University of Minnesota

Chairperson

Biography

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