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Remote sensing of nutrient dynamics and below ground attributes of forests

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Breakout 3
Tuesday, September 10, 2024
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Downer Room

Speaker

Brian Strahm
Professor
Virginia Tech

Inferences on the Nitrogen Cycle: Coupled Isotopic and Hyperspectral approaches to assess Forest Retention and Responses to Nitrogen additions

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

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Biography

Brian is a forest soil scientist and a biogeochemist that focuses on carbon and nutrient cycles as they influence a range of ecosystem services. He is getting old and wants the remote sensing community to empower him to put his shovel down.
Prof Valerie Thomas
Professor
Virginia Tech

Assessment of Forest Nitrogen Dynamics with Multitemporal Remote Sensing

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

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Biography

Val Thomas is a professor of forest remote sensing, with an interest in the structure and function of forest ecosystems and their change over time. Her work involves the use of multiple sensor types, including lidar, imaging spectroscopy, SAR and multitemporal optical data.
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Prof Jianbo Qi
Associate Professor
Beijing Normal University

Fine-scale Mapping of Forest Leaf Chlorophyll content using 3D Radiative transfer Modeling

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

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Biography

Jianbo Qi is an associate professor from Bejing Normal University, China. He recieved his Ph.D degree from both Beijing Normal University and Unviersy of Toulouse, France. His major focus is 3D radiative transfer modeling of vegetation, parameter retrieval as well as LiDAR data processing. He developed an 3D radiative transfer model named LESS, which has been frequently used in remote sensing studies of land surfaces, as well as a popular LiDAR ground filtering algorithm named CSF, which has been adopted by many LIDAR processing software over the world, e.g., the widely used Cloudcompare.
Dr Chris Cohrs
Senior Project Manager, Strategic Innovation
Manulife Investment Management

Precision forestry in actively managed loblolly pine plantations: leaf area index response one growing season following a variable-rate fertilization

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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Biography

Dr. Chris Cohrs currently works as Senior Project Manager — Strategic Innovation for Manulife Investment Management. This role sees Dr. Cohrs working to guide Manulife’s global forest management efforts forward, fortunate that both a professional emphasis and his genuine personal curiosity enable his pursuit of implementing operationally viable, rigorously scrutinized solutions that utilize innovations of technology and methodology. Before joining Manulife, Dr. Cohrs was a Remote Sensing Specialist for the Louisiana-based company Chem-Air, who hired him just after they celebrated 50 years as a helicopter-based aerial applicator of herbicide. He led efforts in their launching a spin-off business venture of acquiring and processing ultra-high density LiDAR datasets via a Riegl VUX-240 sensor mounted to the nose of one of their helicopters. Prior to his work in the private industry, Chris received his PhD in Forestry and Environmental Resources from North Carolina State University.
Mr Martin Krůček
The Silva Tarouca Research Institute

Modelling Seasonal Sunlight Exposure of Forest Floor Using Unmanned Aerial Laser Scanning

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

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Biography

Martin Krůček is a distinguished researcher at The Silva Tarouca Research Institute, Department of Forest Ecology in Brno, Czech Republic. Martin is focusing on forest ecology, specializing in LiDAR data collection, processing, and the use of remote sensing data for ecological research.
Dr João Pompeu
Postdoctoral Researcher
Usp/inpe

Remotely sensed and spatially explicit environmental variable selection to model soil Pyrogenic Carbon (PyC) fraction of soil Total Organic Carbon (TOC) in the Amazonia-Cerrado transition

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

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Biography

Conservation biologist and photographer, João Pompeu holds a master´s degree in Remote Sensing, and PhD. in Earth System Science. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of São Paulo on the spatial distribution of Pyrogenic Carbon in the Amazonian soils
Brian Strahm
Professor
Virginia Tech

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Prof Valerie Thomas
Professor
Virginia Tech

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