Outreach and events

Wheatland Seminar Series

The Barbara Wheatland Seminar Series seeks to recruit prominent speakers on advanced, cutting-edge research and applications of geospatial science and technology as they relate to forestry, conservation, climate change, and other areas of concern with the natural world.

The Barbara Wheatland Geospatial Seminar Series is supported by a grant from the Maine Timberlands Charitable Trust.

 

Upcoming seminars are currently being rescheduled for fall 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Previous seminars

DateSeminar TitleSpeakerTitleAffiliation
Wednesday April 17, 2019Foliar Traits and Ecosystem Function at Broad Spatial Scales using NEON and NASA Imaging SpectroscopyPhil TownsendProfessorDepartment of Forest and Wildlife Ecology | University of Wisconsin
Wednesday April 3, 2019Finding Maine’s Smallest Wetlands: Remote sensing, LiDAR, and the Elusive Vernal PoolJustin SchlawinEcologistMaine Natural Areas Program
Wednesday March 13, 2019Monitoring current and future forest carbon stores in the northwestern USA from Landsat time series, airborne lidar, and inventory plot dataAndrew HudakResearch ForesterResearch and Development | USDA Forest Service
Wednesday February 6, 2019Forest inventories for New England, derived using airborne laser scanning (LiDAR) and artificial intelligenceElias AyreyPhD CandidateSchool of Forest Resources | University of Maine
Friday December 7, 2018UMaine Intelligent GeoSolutions: high-value, low-cost geoinformatics for the management and study of complex landscapesKasey LegaardAssistant Research ProfessorCenter for Research on Sustainable Forests & School of Forest Resources | University of Maine
Friday November 30, 2018The Drones are HereJarlath O’Neil-DunneDirectorSpatial Analysis Laboratory | University of Vermont & USDA Forest Service
Friday November 9, 2018Adaptive management and planning for the conservation of species in a changing climateJiban Chandra DebPostdoctoral FellowForestry and Environmental Management | University of New Brunswick
Friday October 12, 2018Process-based modeling of spruce budworm dispersal and disturbanceBrian SturtevantResearch Landscape EcologistNorthern Research Station | USDA Forest Service
Wednesday May 2, 2018Hierarchical models for sparsely sampled high-dimensional LiDAR and forest variables: An interior Alaska FIA case studyAndrew FinleyAssociate Professor of Forest Management and ModelingDepartments of Forestry & Geography | Michigan State University
Wednesday April 25, 2018State of the Carbon Cycle of North AmericaRichard BirdseySenior ScientistWoods Hole Research Center
Wednesday April 18, 2018Remote sensing techniques for detection and diagnosis of vegetation stress or damageParinaz RahimzadehAssistant Research Professor of Remote SensingSchool of Forest Resources | University of Maine
Wednesday March 28, 2018Using ALS and Space LiDARs for Forest InventoryRoss NelsonPhysical ScientistEarth Sciences | NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Wednesday December 6, 2017Wow..I didn’t know remote sensing could do that!Nicholas CoopsAssociate Dean, Research and Innovation & Canada Research Chair in Remote SensingUniversity of British Columbia
Friday November 17, 2017Applying Spatial Ecology to Ecosystem Management of the Northern Sierra NevadaMatthew JohnsonUSDA Forest Service
Wednesday November 15, 2017Designing a climate-resilient conservation network for reptiles and amphibians in the northeastern United StatesCynthia LoftinUnit Leader & Associate Professor of Wildlife EcologyUSGS Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit & Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology | University of Maine
Wednesday October 18, 2017Is terrestrial net primary production a planetary boundary for the carbon cycle?Steven RunningRegents Professor of EcologyUniversity of Montana
Wednesday October 4, 2017An overview of research progress on NASA’s Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE)Scott GoetzProfessorSchool of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems | Northern Arizona University
Wednesday September 13, 2017Carbon cycle complexity on land and in the air: Challenges and solutionsKenneth DavisProfessor of MeteorologyPenn State
Wednesday April 19, 2017Adoption of Carbon Credit Programs among SFI Participants in MaineAlison TruesdaleCoordinatorKeeping Maine’s Forests
Wednesday March 22, 2017Earth’s Dynamic Forests: Pushing the Limits of Change Detectability with Remote SensingWarren CohenProfessorOregon State University
Wednesday February 22, 2017The Future of US Forest Service Research and Development in Northern ForestsChristopher WoodallProject LeaderNorthern Forest Science and Applications – Northern Research Station | USDA Forest Service
Wednesday November 30, 2016Lidar-based Forest Inventory: From the Stand Level to the GlobeSean HealeyResearch EcologistRocky Mountain Research Station | USDA Forest Service
Friday November 4, 2016Progress Towards Understanding the Magnitude of the Permafrost Carbon FeedbackDave McGuireSenior Scientist & Professor of EcologyUSGS Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit & University of Alaska Fairbanks
Wednesday October 26, 2016Canopy reflectance, carbon assimilation and mysteries lurking in the light we cannot seeScott OllingerProfessor of Natural Resources and Earth System ScienceUniversity of New Hampshire
Wednesday October 12, 2016What is Lidar and how can we use it for Natural Resource ManagementBrent MitchellLidar Specialist & Contract LeaderRedCastle Resources, Inc.
Wednesday September 21, 2016Drones, Lasers and Images: Remote Sensing to Manage Hardwoods Better at the Northern Hardwoods Research InstituteEduardo BittencourtResearch Chair in Precision ForestryNorthern Hardwoods Research Institute
Wednesday September 7, 2016Maine’s Geographic Information: Past, Present, and FutureJoseph YoungDirectorMaine Office of GIS & Maine Library of Geographic Information
Thursday May 5, 2016Improving Fire Behavior Modeling through Remote SensingScott GoodrickResearch MeteorologistSouthern Research Station | USDA Forest Service