Gregory McHale

Greg McHale is a Masters student under Dan Hayes in the School of Forest Resources. His current research focuses on mapping the distribution and vegetation stress of coastal spruce forests in Maine using in-situ and remote sensing data sources. He is utilizing a scaling framework that connects ground-based, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), and satellite data […]

Peter Howe

Peter Howe is a Masters student working with Dr. Dan Hayes in the School of Forest Resources. In the Wheatland Lab, Peter works to bring spatial tools and geographic perspectives to his areas of interest in historical ecology and forest management. In his research, Peter uses historical aerial photographs as a landscape record for exploring […]

2023 AGU Meeting

At the 2023 American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco, Xinyuan Wei and Daniel Hayes made a significant impact with their presentations on innovative forest research. They introduced a pioneering project for Maine’s working forests, titled “Building a carbon MRV prototype using a stakeholder-driven, landscape model-data framework.” This initiative aims to enhance sustainable forest management […]

Stephanie Willsey

Stephanie Willsey is a 2nd year Masters student under Dan Hayes in the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine. Her current research focuses on how calibration plot data affects enhanced forest inventories in Maine. Before becoming a member of the Barbara Wheatland Geospatial Lab, she was a Master of Forestry student at […]

Xinyuan Wei

Xinyuan Wei joined the School of Forest Resources in July 2023 as an Assistant Research Professor. Previously, he worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His research primarily focuses on accounting for carbon storage in forest ecosystems, examining the impacts of climate change and disturbances on forest biomass, applying forest ecosystem simulation models, and studying the […]

UMaine & NASA to map carbon in forests!

Check out this article in Mainebiz about our new project with NASA and the Center for Research on Sustainable Forests to map forest carbon with spaceborne LiDAR!

Spectroscopy of plants – What light spectra can tell us about functional, taxonomic, and phylogenetic plant biodiversity

Please join us for our next Wheatland Seminar! Anna K. Schweiger Postdoctoral Researcher University of Zurich & Université de Montréal Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1:00 pm ET via Zoom (https://maine.zoom. us/j/95874189170)

Leveraging High Resolution Forest Inventory and Satellites to Predict Fire Damage Severity at the Micro-Stand Level

Please join us for our next Wheatland Seminar! Cassidy Rankine Director of Remote Sensing High Resolution Inventory Solutions (HRIS) Wednesday, November 4, 2020 3:00 pm ET via Zoom (https://maine.zoom. us/j/95874189170)

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 here!