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Terrestrial laser scanning in forest ecology: Expanding the horizon

Kim Calders, Jennifer Adams, John Armston, Harm Bartholomeus, Sebastien Bauwens, Lisa Patrick Bentley, Jerome Chave, F. Mark Danson, Miro Demol, Mathias Disney, Rachel Gaulton, Sruthi M. Krishna Moorthy (+7 others)
2020 Remote Sensing of Environment  
Terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) was introduced for basic forest measurements, such as tree height and diameter, in the early 2000s.  ...  Recent advances in sensor and algorithm development have allowed us to assess in situ 3D forest structure explicitly and revolutionised the way we monitor and quantify ecosystem structure and function.  ...  Acknowledgements This paper is the result of the 4th scientific meeting on terrestrial laser scanning in forest ecology hosted by Ghent University in 2019.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2020.112102 fatcat:wvk37s2zlzfihamze5hwxrdmdu

Predicting Growing Stock Volume of Eucalyptus Plantations Using 3-D Point Clouds Derived from UAV Imagery and ALS Data

Guerra-Hernández, Cosenza, Cardil, Silva, Botequim, Soares, Silva, González-Ferreiro, Díaz-Varela
2019 Forests  
High-resolution and low-cost remote sensing data are increasingly available to measure three-dimensional (3D) canopy structure and to model forest structural attributes.  ...  The main objective of this study was to evaluate and compare the individual tree volume estimates derived from high-density point clouds obtained from airborne laser scanning (ALS) and digital aerial photogrammetry  ...  Acknowledgments: We gratefully acknowledge RAIZ and the Navigator Company for supplying the inventory databases and support the airborne surveys and TLS field work.  ... 
doi:10.3390/f10100905 fatcat:nigfz3j6dnhnrdvjfdwd4l3izq

Modeling Solar Radiation in the Forest Using Remote Sensing Data: A Review of Approaches and Opportunities

Alex Olpenda, Krzysztof Stereńczak, Krzysztof Będkowski
2018 Remote Sensing  
Airborne laser scanning (ALS) and terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) are the two commonly used systems, while additional information was taken from optical images either from satellites or UAV-based digital  ...  The majority of those using airborne laser system (ALS) commonly adopted the volumetric-pixel (voxel) method or the laser penetration index (LPI) for modeling the radiation, while terrestrial laser system  ...  Acknowledgments: This work was supported financially by the Project LIFE+ ForBioSensing PL "Comprehensive monitoring of stand dynamics in the Białowieża Forest", as supported by remote sensing techniques  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs10050694 fatcat:em5dsx2dqbhgtpjmip63hy7sp4

Mapping Canopy Heights in Dense Tropical Forests Using Low-Cost UAV-Derived Photogrammetric Point Clouds and Machine Learning Approaches

He Zhang, Marijn Bauters, Pascal Boeckx, Kristof Van Oost
2021 Remote Sensing  
Field- or LiDAR-based approaches enable reliable measurements of the structure and above-ground biomass (AGB) of tropical forests.  ...  and monitoring of dense tropical forests.  ...  or terrestrial laser scanning [11] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs13183777 fatcat:xguor7m3irhlrearmjlhy7sibm

Understanding Forest Health with Remote Sensing-Part II—A Review of Approaches and Data Models

Angela Lausch, Stefan Erasmi, Douglas King, Paul Magdon, Marco Heurich
2017 Remote Sensing  
Due to the crucial importance of forests, it is of high relevance to better understand how different stressors affect forest conditions and how these mechanisms interact with the type, structure and history  ...  However, abrupt short-term changes cannot sufficiently be assessed through in-situ forest inventories as they usually have repetition periods of multiple years.  ...  Ministry of Education and Research.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs9020129 fatcat:zxyfarzipbaerejj4a3kmp3qca

Individual Tree Structural Parameter Extraction and Volume Table Creation Based on Near-Field LiDAR Data: A Case Study in a Subtropical Planted Forest

Sha Gao, Zhengnan Zhang, Lin Cao
2021 Sensors  
This study used near-field LiDAR (light detection and ranging) data (i.e., unmanned aerial vehicle laser scanning (ULS) and ground backpack laser scanning (BLS)) to extract individual tree structural parameters  ...  Secondly, point clouds of the complete forest canopy were obtained through the combination of ULS and BLS data.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors gratefully acknowledge the foresters in Yellow Sea National Forest Park for their assistance with data collection and for sharing their working experiences in the local forests  ... 
doi:10.3390/s21238162 pmid:34884164 fatcat:ximu7vkoonhzferqenckzl37y4

Recent Advances in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Forest Remote Sensing—A Systematic Review. Part II: Research Applications

Riccardo Dainelli, Piero Toscano, Salvatore Filippo Di Gennaro, Alessandro Matese
2021 Forests  
in the Web of Science database by searching for "UAV"+"forest".  ...  Research effectiveness and soundness demonstrate that UAV–RS is now ready to be applied in a real management context.  ...  A terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) derived ground point cloud is employed as the ground reference for UAV digital terrain model (DTM) in teak plantations [4] , while Graham et al.  ... 
doi:10.3390/f12040397 fatcat:6mtlejuku5c3xbx2eq7inpdjse

Remote Sensing Technologies for Assessing Climate-Smart Criteria in Mountain Forests [chapter]

Chiara Torresan, Sebastiaan Luyssaert, Gianluca Filippa, Mohammad Imangholiloo, Rachel Gaulton
2021 Managing Forest Ecosystems  
The challenge of being successful in assessing the largest number and type of indicators (e.g., soil conditions) is likely to be best tackled through multimode and multifunctional sensors, increasingly  ...  and the development of resilient mountain forests.  ...  Despite their importance, terrestrial remote sensing techniques, such as terrestrial photogrammetry and terrestrial laser scanning (TLS), are not included in this chapter.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-80767-2_11 fatcat:5gzjgydxsfd4zgxuagkbi4nirq

Remotely Sensed Tree Characterization in Urban Areas: A Review

Luisa Velasquez-Camacho, Adrián Cardil, Midhun Mohan, Maddi Etxegarai, Gabriel Anzaldi, Sergio de-Miguel
2021 Remote Sensing  
Urban trees and forests provide multiple ecosystem services (ES), including temperature regulation, carbon sequestration, and biodiversity.  ...  In particular, we focused on urban tree and forest characterization using remotely sensed data and identified frontiers in scientific knowledge that may be expanded with new developments in the near future  ...  UAVs: unmanned aerial vehicles; GSV: Google Street View; TLS: terrestrial laser scanning; ALS airborne laser scanning; MLS: mobile laser scanning; PPC: photogrammetry point cloud.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs13234889 fatcat:vyie77y4bjbgtmkudjyljdcp74

Mapping Tree Species Using Advanced Remote Sensing Technologies: A State-of-the-Art Review and Perspective

Ruiliang Pu
2021 Journal of Remote Sensing  
Timely and accurate information on tree species (TS) is crucial for developing strategies for sustainable management and conservation of artificial and natural forests.  ...  In addition, three future directions were recommended, including refining the three categories of "multiple" methods, developing novel data fusion algorithms or processing chains, and exploring new spectral  ...  In addition, the recent terrestrial laser scanning and UAV-based remote sensing techniques may be used for collecting reference data, such as tree species and their 3D properties.  ... 
doi:10.34133/2021/9812624 fatcat:f3lmtkaaejepbif4j5lhcllz4u

Trends in Automatic Individual Tree Crown Detection and Delineation—Evolution of LiDAR Data

Zhen Zhen, Lindi Quackenbush, Lianjun Zhang
2016 Remote Sensing  
Studies using active data-LiDAR in particular-accounted for 80% of the total increase over the entire time period, those using passive data or fusion of passive and active data comprised relatively small  ...  Automated individual tree crown detection and delineation (ITCD) using remotely sensed data plays an increasingly significant role in efficiently, accurately, and completely monitoring forests.  ...  Acknowledgments: We thank project "Three dimensional individual tree crown delineation based on multiple remotely sensed data sources and tree competition mechanism (31400491)" supported by National Natural  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs8040333 fatcat:3leqzeyxsvcgxlrjilq5oi4lfm

Estimation of LAI with the LiDAR Technology: A Review

Yao Wang, Hongliang Fang
2020 Remote Sensing  
Terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) can be used to effectively estimate the LAI and vertical foliage profile (VFP) within plots, but this method is affected by clumping, occlusion, voxel size, and woody material  ...  Spaceborne laser scanning (SLS) provides the global LAI and VFP, and the accuracy of estimation is affected by the footprint size and topography.  ...  For different platforms, LiDAR can be categorized into three groups: terrestrial laser scanning (TLS), airborne laser scanning (ALS), and spaceborne laser scanning (SLS).  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12203457 fatcat:gqaefaaowfhb3fuqv2thx5ncti

Understanding Forest Health with Remote Sensing -Part I—A Review of Spectral Traits, Processes and Remote-Sensing Characteristics

Angela Lausch, Stefan Erasmi, Douglas King, Paul Magdon, Marco Heurich
2016 Remote Sensing  
of seral stages and stand structures that provide habitat for many native species and all essential ecosystem processes".  ...  Through addressing these questions, we discuss the usability of the ST/STV approach to measure stress and disturbances in taxonomic, structural and functional diversity of FES.  ...  Ministry of Education and Research.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs8121029 fatcat:sv4pp6r6cveujbjzkfbno7lqqq

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in environmental biology: a review

Maciej M. Nowak, Katarzyna Dziób, Paweł Bogawski
2019 European Journal of Ecology  
, (3) quantifying the dynamics of changes in plants and habitats and (4) population and behaviour studies of animals.  ...  UAVs were also frequently applied to count birds and mammals, especially those living in the water.  ...  Surely, best results in detecting changes in forest structure can be obtained when UAV-derived data are combined with other data sources such as terrestrial laser scanning (Rosca et al., 2017) .  ... 
doi:10.2478/eje-2018-0012 fatcat:532goranhvgptex52g3cczs5ee

Canopy Height and Above-Ground Biomass Retrieval in Tropical Forests Using Multi-Pass X- and C-Band Pol-InSAR Data

Berninger, Lohberger, Zhang, Siegert
2019 Remote Sensing  
context of REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) projects.  ...  The present study showed that Pol-InSAR data from TS-X and RS-2 could be used together with field inventories and high-resolution data such as drone or LiDAR data to support the carbon accounting in the  ...  The authors would like to thank Suwido Limin, Agung Restu Susanto and the team from the Centre for International Co-operation in Management of Tropical Peatland (CIMTROP) in Palangka Raya for the logistical  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs11182105 fatcat:hmnhcvnuwfbifhyhgpqwgwgkpm
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