The Effects of Climate Change on Forest Ecosystem Phenology and its Impacts on Tourism in Maine

Over the past 25 years, the average annual temperature in Maine increased by nearly 2 °C and is predicted to continue rising if global carbon emissions are not reduced. Climate warming is affecting the social and ecological systems of the northeastern U.S., including changes in the seasonal timing and duration of biophysical processes. Phenology is […]

A synthesis study of the terrestrial ecosystem carbon cycle at various temporal and spatial scales

This research includes analyzing the impacts of wildfires on the global terrestrial biosphere carbon cycle, assessing the patterns of biome carbon fluxes in response to droughts at different time scales, and estimating carbon fluxes with Terrestrial Ecosystem Model. This includes modeling the lateral dissolved organic carbon (DOC) flux into an earth system model. The lateral […]

Wouter Hantson

Wouter Hantson is a PhD candidate in the School of Forest Resources.  His research focuses on investigating the patterns of vegetation-permafrost dynamics as determined by landscape-scale disturbance.  His research activities are organized within three objectives designed to build a scaling framework to: Measure the local-scale heterogeneity of vegetation composition and structure along gradients of disturbance […]

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.

Jack Kilbride

Investigating the patterns of vegetation-permafrost dynamics as determined by landscape-scale disturbance

The University of Maine conducts research in collaboration with Brookhaven National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory toward a subset of science objectives outlined in the Phase 3 proposal of the Next-generation Ecosystem Experiments (NGEE) in the Arctic. The NGEE-Arctic project is using observations, experiments and modeling to improve our predictive understanding of Arctic ecosystem […]