Mapping Human Or Natural Disturbance Effects On Coniferous Forest Canopies Using Field Plot And Lidar Data

     

     

    Date: Tuesday June 16, 2015 12 PM (MT)

    Speakers: Dr. Andrew Hudak (Rocky Mountain Research Station) and Benjamin C. Bright (Rocky Mountain Research Station)

    This Learn and Lunch webinar featured information on using remote sensing, particularly lidar, to create predictive models and maps of forest biomass following anthropogenic activities (i.e. timber harvest), and naturally occurring disturbances (i.e. bark beetle infestation). Research Forester, Dr. Andrew Hudak offered the perspective relating to harvest activities useful to forest managers, while Geographer, Benjamin Bright focused on mapping bark beetle disturbance effects.

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