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’s research focuses primarily on understanding the terrestrial biosphere carbon cycle with process-based earth system models. His work involves analyzing the effects of fire on the global terrestrial biosphere carbon cycle, investigating the interactions between climate extremes and the land-atmospheric carbon flux, modeling the land-to-ocean dissolved organic carbon flux.
Getting Started with QGIS
This short hands-on workshop will provide an introduction to QGIS and cover topics such as adding and creating geospatial data, building maps, and editing and sharing geospatial data. The workshop is designed for new and beginner GIS users. Basic computer skills are required. To attend this workshop, please RSVP online.
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!
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)
Planes, UAVs, and AI to count seabirds in coastal Maine
Two recent articles on an interdisciplinary research project to develop AI tools for automated seabird surveys in coastal Maine using plane and UAV-based aerial imagery. Bangor Daily News article here UMaine News article here
Dwight B. Demeritt Forest featured in UMaine Today – Spring/ Summer 2020 issue
This feature article in the Spring/ Summer 2020 issue of UMaine Today provides an excellent overview of the history and use of the Dwight B. Demeritt Forest nearby the UMaine campus in Orono. WGL faculty and staff use this forest to teach labs for SFR106 – Forest Land Navigation & Outdoor Preparedness and SFR406 – […]
Forest Disturbance Detection and Aboveground Biomass Modeling Using Moderate-Resolution, Time-Series Satellite Imagery
Human-induced and natural disturbances are an important feature of forest ecosystems. Disturbances influence forest structure and composition and can impact crucial ecosystem services. However, deriving spatially explicit estimates of past forest disturbance across a large region can prove challenging. Researchers have recognized that remote sensing is an important tool for monitoring forest ecosystems and mapping […]