Category Archives: Forestry

Using Lidar to Determine Forest Biomass

This is an important overview of the research being done by Kim Calderwood in Australia to determine the biomass of trees using 3D laser scanning. Continue reading

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NASA GEDI Lidar

In this case the goal is to create detailed 3D maps and measure the biomass of forests. Continue reading

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Using Laser Scanning in Forest Fire Forensics

Although the reporters are a little confused about the technology it once again points to the increasing use of 3D laser scanning in forensics. Continue reading

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Handheld Scanner Supports Forest Applications

Using the ZEB1 they achieved significant advantages in speed of data capture, quality of the resulting point cloud and ease of use of the system. Continue reading

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Map World’s Rainforests for Under $250 Million

lays out a case for a global campaign to survey the world’s forests in support of REDD+, Continue reading

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Using LiDAR to Understand Drought Effects

This drought’s severity and extent was greater than any other drought that had occurred in the region during the previous 500 years Continue reading

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LiDAR Used to Quantify Carbon Stored in Hedgerows

Secondly, it also quantifies one of the key ecosystem services of hedgerows in taking up carbon dioxide and storing it as biomass. Continue reading

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LiDAR Used to Advance Forest Fire Research

Assessing the three dimensional vegetation structure is important in fire management. Continue reading

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Laser Scanning a Swamp in Peru

The work is part of the Sustainable Wetlands Adaptation and Mitigation Program (SWAMP), a collaboration between CIFOR and the U.S. Forest Service. Continue reading

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Ecology and LiDAR

If you want to see the state-of-the-art you should watch this video. Continue reading

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