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Terrestrial laser scanning

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Breakout 3
Thursday, September 12, 2024
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Downer Room

Speaker

Dr Atticus Stovall
Research Professor
UMD / NASA Goddard

Exploring 3D Structural Signatures of Forests Across the Planet

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Abstract

Biography

Atticus Stovall is a Research Professor at the University of Maryland and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. A unifying theme of his work is using 3D technology, primarily LiDAR, to understand how plant structure and function is influenced by the environment. He is a founding member of the Global Terrestrial Laser Scanning Database and a GEDI Science Team member, working to improve forest structure calibration with a global database of laser scanning acquisitions, developing high-resolution global canopy height products, and mapping 3D structural biodiversity traits of trees across the globe.
Mr Raja Ram Aryal
Phd Student
University of Queensland

Sensitivity of voxel size, leaf angle distribution and clumping factor in Leaf Area Density estimation in different forest types

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Abstract

Biography

Raja Ram Aryal is a PhD student at the Remote Sensing Research Centre, School of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Queensland. He studied forestry science in Nepal and graduated in Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics in Germany. He has worked in the Forest Research and Training Centre under the Ministry of Forest and Environment, Government of Nepal, since 2007. Developing a forest cover map and analysing forest degradation and deforestation is required for activity data during the Reduced Emission from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) program implemented in Nepal. In his PhD research, he focuses on forest monitoring using digital twins, primarily focusing on Terrestrial Laser Scanner data for developing forest structural parameters and validating the product using a radiative transfer model.
Randi Carter
Graduate Student
Sonoma State University

Using terrestrial LiDAR to examine the effect of understory fuels management on forest heterogeneity in a northern California mixed hardwood forest

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Abstract

Biography

Randi Carter is a master's student at Sonoma State University in California. Their thesis focuses on the effects of management and wildfire on forest structural complexity and heterogeneity.
Rachel Deininger
Graduate Student
University of Washington

Estimating Forest metrics in Interior Alaska: Mobile, Terrestrial, and Aerial LiDAR.

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Abstract

Biography

Rachel Deininger is a Graduate student at the University of Washington in the Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis Laboratory. She is interested in developing models using terrestrial and airborne Lidar to study boreal forests.
Dr Louise Terryn
postdoctoral researcher
Ghent University

Multi-temporal 3D virtual forest reconstruction using terrestrial laser scanning in a temperate forest

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Abstract

Biography

Dr. Louise Terryn, a recent Ph.D. graduate from Ghent University's CAVElab, Belgium, completed her doctoral studies at the end of January 2024. Her research, titled "Laser scanning for monitoring tree structure in tropical rainforests," showcased her dedication to advancing the use of terrestrial and UAV laser scanning for measuring tree structure in tropical rainforests. Driven by a passion for understanding tree and forest structure, she has transitioned into a postdoctoral role within the same lab. Presently, she works on a project on "Quantifying feedbacks between forest structure, light, microclimate, and carbon cycling using distributed photonic sensors."
Miss Barbara D'hont
PhD Student
Ghent University

Canopy laser scanning to study the complex architecture of large old trees

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Abstract

Biography

Barbara is a PhD student at Q-ForestLab, at the department of Environment in Ghent University. Her research focuses on the structure of individual trees, ranging from urban trees to tropical trees. She is currently working with different LiDAR platforms to assess urban tree structure and to quantify its ecosystem services. She is also part of the Life On Trees research project, which aims to link individual tree structure of large, emergent, tropical trees with biodiversity and microclimate.
Dr Lisa Patrick Bentley
Associate Professor
Sonoma State University

Chairperson

Biography

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