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Challenges and new developments in the use of remote sensing for plant phenology monitoring

Tracks
Breakout 2
Thursday, September 12, 2024
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
WSP Room

Speaker

Prof David Coomes
Director of Conservation Research Institute, Director of Centre of Earth Observation
University of Cambridge

Characterising Leaf Phenology of Tropical Forest Trees with repeated Drone Multispectral and LiDAR Surveys

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Abstract

Biography

The upcoming presentation features research conducted by James Ball, whose doctoral studies were overseen by David Coomes, a Professor specializing in Forest Ecology and Conservation and serving as Director of the Conservation Research Institute at the University of Cambridge. David's expertise lies in utilising airborne lidar data to explore growth, disturbance, and phenology within tropical forests. This research was made possible through close collaboration with scientists in Montpellier and French Guiana.
Dr Ning Ye
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Canterbury

Improving Neural Network Classification of Indigenous Forest in New Zealand with Phenological Features

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Abstract

Biography

Ning Ye is a postdoctoral researcher in Forestry at the University of Canterbury. She obtained a BSc degree in Geographical Information System from Wuhan University and an MSc degree in Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation from the University of Twente. For her PhD at the School of Forestry, her research focused on classifying New Zealand's native forests using optical satellite imagery. This research enabled accurate classification of the highly diverse native vegetation in New Zealand at a finer scale and at a lower cost. Currently, she is working on an NZDFI project that aims to use drone LiDAR data to generate a New Zealand-specific Eucalyptus biomass model.
Dr Roberto O Chávez
Professor
Pontificia Universidad Católica De Valparaíso

PhenChile: advances on the Chilean National Phenological Monitoring System

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Abstract

Biography

Forest engineer and PhD in Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing with more than 20 years of academic and consultancy experience. My expertise areas are: quantitative remote sensing, field and laboratory spectroscopy, time series analysis, GIS, and environmental impact assessment. In the last years, I have focused my research in the use of remote sensing techniques for assessing and monitoring vegetation with especial emphasis in phenological reconstruction and anomaly detection. Currently, I am Profesor Adjunto, Secretario Académico and chief of the Lab. of Geo-information and Remote Sensing at the Geography Institute of the P. Catholic University of Valparaíso, Chile.
Mr Jacob Peters
Phd Student
Yale School Of The Environment

What does 'good enough' look like in 2024? Understanding the requirements for successful UAV surveys of heterogeneous temperate forests

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Abstract

Biography

Jacob is a third year PhD student at The Forest School at The Yale School of the Environment. Jacob's research focuses primarily on the study of lianas (woody vines) in temperate hardwood systems of North America. His ongoing projects include experimental liana removal outcomes, mapping the distribution of lianas in North America using Google Earth Engine, and remote sensing of lianas and forest monitoring using UAV LiDAR and multispectral imagery.
Andreatta Davide

Chairperson

Biography

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