Moving Beyond Enhanced Forest Inventory (EFI): Accelerating the Digitalization of the Forest Value-Chain

Please join us for next week’s Wheatland Seminar! Adam Dick Forest Research Project Leader Canadian Wood Fibre Centre / Canadian Forest Service Wednesday, October 14, 2020 3:00 pm ET via Zoom (https://maine.zoom. us/j/95874189170)  

New lidR book now available online!

Nice to see some new resources for lidR are now available!

Synthesizing Disparate LiDAR and Satellite Datasets through Deep Learning to Generate Wall-to-Wall Forest Inventories of New England

For two decades Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data has been used to develop spatially-explicit forest inventories. Data derived from LiDAR depict three-dimensional forest canopy structure and are useful for predicting forest attributes such as biomass, stem density, and species. Such enhanced forest inventories (EFIs) are useful for carbon accounting, forest management, and wildlife habitat […]

An Assessment of Aerial Survey Acquisition Methods for Generating Forest Inventory Models

Structure from motion (SfM) derived three dimensional (3D) point clouds have performed well in comparison to airborne laser scanning (ALS) in generating timber inventory models, yet little has been done to assess the viability of a wide range of aerial image acquisition methods for developing these models. Remote sensing factors such as sensor reflectance characteristics, […]

Dave Sandilands

Dave is responsible for the coordination, planning, and implementation of aerial survey flight missions and image processing workflows.  He supports the technical instruction of geospatial and remote sensing applications to SFR graduate and undergraduate students, forest industry professionals, small woodland owners, and various government and non-profit entities.   Dave brings his extensive aviation experience to the […]

Tony Guay

Tony provides remote sensing and geospatial training to stakeholders in Maine’s forest sector, including industry professionals, small woodland owners, and conservation partners. He supports geospatial science teaching and research efforts in the School of Forest Resources at UMaine, and is responsible for outreach and coordination with various stakeholders throughout the state. Tony is a founding […]

Elias Ayrey

CFRU Winter Advisory Meeting

The Wheatland Lab will be giving our year one project update for our CFRU project entitled “Measurements, Models and Maps: Large-area Forest Inventory from Airborne LiDAR Data” during the 2020 winter advisory meeting.

Measurements, Models and Maps: Large-area Forest Inventory from Airborne LiDAR Data

This project has organized and carried out initial investigations into the use of LiDAR remote sensing analysis to enhance the design and operation of inventory programs for Maine’s forest industry stakeholders. The research conducted here is evaluating ground-based inventory plot designs together with existing, publicly-available Airborne Laser Scanning (ALS) data sets processed in a high […]

Dan Hayes

Ph.D. Oregon State University (2006) M.S. University of Maine (1999) B.S. SUNY ESF (1996)   My research, teaching and outreach interests broadly involve scaling questions and geospatial applications in forests and ecosystems.  My research activities range from historical remote sensing analysis of tropical deforestation to biogeochemical modeling of ecosystem-climate feedbacks in the Arctic; from airborne measurement of forest […]