Kevaughan Smith

Kevaughan Smith is an MS candidate in the School of Forest Resources. He earned his BS in Environmental Studies from the University of Maine at Fort Kent in May 2020. His most recent work involved combining high-resolution aerial hyperspectral scans of Boreal and Arctic tundra communities with specimen-based ground-truthed data, to generate fine-scale, species-level vegetation […]

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 – […]

Airborne Hyperspectral Data Application in Health Stress Detection of Blueberry Fields and Ash Trees

Advanced detection of health stress in agricultural fields and forests can prompt management responses to mitigate detrimental conditions such as nutrient deficiencies, disease, and mortality. New applications in hyperspectral data and imaging spectroscopy on agriculture and forests have shown the potential for early stress detection. We build on previous work by assessing two different systems; […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Catherine Chan

Catherine Chan is an MS candidate in the School of Forest Resources.  Her research is focused on the advanced detection of health stress in agricultural fields and forests, which can prompt management responses to mitigate detrimental conditions such as nutrient deficiencies and disease.  New applications in hyperspectral data and imaging spectroscopy to agriculture and forests […]