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Measurement of Forest Above-Ground Biomass Using Active and Passive Remote Sensing at Large (Subnational to Global) Scales

Richard M. Lucas, Anthea L. Mitchell, John Armston
2015 Current Forestry Reports  
At country to continental scales, remote sensing techniques have been progressively developed to quantify the above-ground biomass (AGB) of these forests, with these based on optical, radar, and/or light  ...  Within the global forest area, a diverse range of forest types exist with each supporting varying amounts of biomass and allocations to different plant components.  ...  On the basis of remote sensing estimates, [87] estimated the global distribution of total above-ground biomass carbon (ABC) for 1988-2002 to be 362 Pg C, with ∼65 % in forests and 17 % in savannas.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s40725-015-0021-9 fatcat:w6le4hl3incjdo3ahvbeyoxv3a

Making (remote) sense of lianas

Geertje M. F. van der Heijden, Ashley D. C. Proctor, Kim Calders, Chris J. Chandler, Richard Field, Giles M. Foody, Sruthi M. Krishna Moorthy, Stefan A. Schnitzer, Catherine E. Waite, Doreen S. Boyd
2022 Journal of Ecology  
Lianas (woody vines) are abundant and diverse, particularly in tropical ecosystems. Lianas use trees for structural support to reach the forest canopy, often putting leaves above their host tree.  ...  We review progress in studying liana ecology using ground-based, airborne and space-borne remote sensing in four key areas: (i) spatial and temporal distributions, (ii) structure and biomass, (iii) responses  ...  Consequently, above-ground liana biomass estimates based on diameter measurements may be subject to considerable error.  ... 
doi:10.1111/1365-2745.13844 fatcat:blsb4ptmind53gptxisqscnsmi

The Structure, Distribution, and Biomass of the World's Forests

Yude Pan, Richard A. Birdsey, Oliver L. Phillips, Robert B. Jackson
2013 Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics  
Forest biomass is a complex property affected by forest distribution, structure, and ecological processes.  ...  Adaptations of trees to climate and resource gradients, coupled with disturbances and forest dynamics, create complex geographical patterns in forest assemblages and structures.  ...  O.L.P. is supported by a European Research Council Advanced Grant, Tropical Forests in the Changing Earth System, and by a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award.  ... 
doi:10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-110512-135914 fatcat:2vqxhpqvyzfhxhhsbx7xzt2fc4

SMOS retrieval over forests: Exploitation of optical depth and tests of soil moisture estimates

C. Vittucci, P. Ferrazzoli, Y. Kerr, P. Richaume, L. Guerriero, R. Rahmoune, G. Vaglio Laurin
2016 Remote Sensing of Environment  
The correlation between the new vegetation optical depth (VOD) product and the height of the forest estimated by ICES at GLAS lidar on a global scale is investigated.  ...  Finally, the soil moisture retrieved over forests is investigated, reporting continental maps for Tropical areas and comparisons with ground measurements in selected forests of the US.  ...  Estimating forest biomass is a fundamental application of remote sensing.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2016.03.004 fatcat:herphnb56zcrfbapqeoheu62fm

Spaceborne height models reveal above ground biomass changes in tropical landscapes

Michael Schlund, Martyna M. Kotowska, Fabian Brambach, Jonas Hein, Birgit Wessel, Nicolò Camarretta, Mangarah Silalahi, I Nengah Surati Jaya, Stefan Erasmi, Christoph Leuschner, Holger Kreft
2021 Forest Ecology and Management  
As expected, fires had a negative impact on the AGB changes being more pronounced in forest areas compared to oil palm concessions.  ...  This AGB change estimation technique can be used to model the impacts of fires on AGB change and carbon emissions, which are important for sustainable forest management.  ...  Remote Sensing Data Center and Airbus Defence & Space GmbH under Grant 50EE1808 and by the German Research Foundation (DFG) in the framework of the research project EFForTS (CRC990).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2021.119497 fatcat:a3zvhlqnsbainipvkihcybdz54

Microwave scattering from mixed-species forests, Queensland, Australia

R.M. Lucas, M. Moghaddam, N. Cronin
2004 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  
The study concluded that above-ground biomass estimated using empirical relationships with selected SAR channels will be more reliable for forests of similar structural form due to dominance of microwave  ...  In mixed-species forests, retrieval will be compromised by interaction with a greater diversity of structures and variability in relationships between structural components.  ...  This research was initiated, while the first author was at the Centre for Remote Sensing and GIS, the University of New South Wales, Australia.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tgrs.2004.834633 fatcat:qc75dsy26bab5dynndwlrvjczm

A review of remote sensing technology in support of the Kyoto Protocol

Åke Rosenqvist, Anthony Milne, Richard Lucas, Marc Imhoff, Craig Dobson
2003 Environmental Science and Policy  
This paper presents an overview of the role of remote sensing technology in the context of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Kyoto Protocol and is based largely on discussions  ...  Dobson (Eds.), Remote Sensing and the Kyoto Protocol: implications of significant decisions pertaining to the definition of the key terms forest and afforestation, reforestation and deforestation (ARD)  ...  Acknowledgements The views and conclusions expressed in this review paper are to the greatest extent based on the discussions held at the Michigan workshop in October 1999, and on the workshop report that  ... 
doi:10.1016/s1462-9011(03)00070-4 fatcat:5s74m52csbch3o6n5pnubvenpe

Providing low-budget estimations of carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions in agricultural wetlands

Colin R Lloyd, Lisa-Maria Rebelo, C Max Finlayson
2013 Environmental Research Letters  
in agricultural wetlands through the use of low cost reliable and sustainable measurement, modelling and remote sensing applications.  ...  The guidance is highly applicable to, and aimed at, wetlands such as those in the tropics and sub-tropics, where complex research infrastructure may not exist, or agricultural wetlands located in remote  ...  We also acknowledge the general discussions and advice on wetland management and GHG emissions we have received through the Ramsar Convention's Scientific and Technical Review Panel as well as helpful  ... 
doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/1/015010 fatcat:4lqvrf44qbb53l2q47bhjkwjyy

Area-based vs tree-centric approaches to mapping forest carbon in Southeast Asian forests from airborne laser scanning data

David A. Coomes, Michele Dalponte, Tommaso Jucker, Gregory P. Asner, Lindsay F. Banin, David F.R.P. Burslem, Simon L. Lewis, Reuben Nilus, Oliver L. Phillips, Mui-How Phua, Lan Qie
2017 Remote Sensing of Environment  
) to locate trees within the ALS canopy height model, measures their heights and crown widths, and calculates biomass from these dimensions.  ...  This paper compares areabased and tree-centric models for estimating ACD in lowland old-growth forests in Sabah, Malaysia. These forests are challenging to map because of their immense height.  ...  Oliver Phillips, Simon Lewis and Lan Qie provided census data collected as part of an ERC Advanced Grant (T-Forces). Thanks to Richard Bryan Sebastian for collecting field data on delineated trees.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2017.03.017 fatcat:aeamd554l5fk7mb26beqwljoge

Effects of tree species diversity and stand structure on carbon stocks of homestead forests in Maheshkhali Island, Southern Bangladesh

Tarit Kumar Baul, Avinanda Chakraborty, Rajasree Nandi, Mohammed Mohiuddin, Antti Kilpeläinen, Taslima Sultana
2021 Carbon Balance and Management  
Greater tree species richness and diversity index in the inland and hillside forests indicated greater above- and below-ground tree biomass C stocks.  ...  An increase in tree species richness and diversity index by one unit was found to increase the tree biomass C stock by 22 and 30 Mg C ha-1, respectively.  ...  In addition, concerned officers of the local government and Forest Department offices in the study area are greatly acknowledged for providing us with valuable information related to the study.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13021-021-00175-6 pmid:33909182 fatcat:uzuvscr5erarvbtp47stclnciq

Comparison of Individual Tree Height Estimated from LiDAR and Digital Aerial Photogrammetry in Young Forests

Arun Gyawali, Mika Aalto, Jussi Peuhkurinen, Maria Villikka, Tapio Ranta
2022 Sustainability  
However, to ensure long-term sustainability, the measurement accuracy of tree height is crucial for forest biomass and carbon stock monitoring, particularly in young forests.  ...  Statistical correlation based on paired t-tests and analysis of variance (ANOVA, one way) was used to compare the tree height measured with the different methods.  ...  Tree height in tropical forest as by different ground, proximal, and remote sensing instruments, and impacts on above ground biomass estimates. l. Earth Obs.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su14073720 doaj:152c33126c134ccc812062cf1ca64caa fatcat:7fdoql56yrdu3pxzul5k5e5g7i

Terrestrial Laser Scanning for Plot-Scale Forest Measurement

Glenn J. Newnham, John D. Armston, Kim Calders, Mathias I. Disney, Jenny L. Lovell, Crystal B. Schaaf, Alan H. Strahler, F. Mark Danson
2015 Current Forestry Reports  
Through recent integration with airborne and satellite remote sensing, manual measurements of vegetation structure at the plot scale are now the basis for landscape, continental and international mapping  ...  We review the development of TLS as a plot scale measurement tool, including the evolution of both instrument hardware and key data processing methodologies.  ...  Ongoing support for the development of TLS hardware and methods for forest measurement has been provided by the Australian Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN).  ... 
doi:10.1007/s40725-015-0025-5 fatcat:ly2cxqludjgw5krkg6n52jy4oi

Remote Sensing of Biomass in the Miombo Woodlands of Southern Africa: Opportunities and Limitations for Research [chapter]

Natasha Ribeiro, Micas Cumbana, Faruk Mamugy, Aniceto Chaque
2012 Remote Sensing of Biomass - Principles and Applications  
Remote-sensing systems relying on optical data (visible and infrared light) are further limited in the tropics by cloud cover.  ...  from these instruments may have a significant contribution in addressing the impacts of these disturbances on biomass production in the region.  ...  Current biomass estimates are derived primarily from ground-based samples, as compiled and reported in inventories and ecosystem samples.  ... 
doi:10.5772/16608 fatcat:dhegk6wwb5edpo6a43tpgetxqy

Integrating proximal broad-band vegetation indices and carbon fluxes to model gross primary productivity in a tropical dry forest

Eugenia Gonzalez del Castillo, Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa, Kyaw Tha Paw U, John A Gamon, Mauricio Quesada
2018 Environmental Research Letters  
In this study we use proximal remote sensing, defined as observations made from non-contact radiometric or imaging sensors in close proximity to the forest canopy (10-20 m), as an intermediate upscaling  ...  tool between direct measurements of carbon fluxes and satellite-derived estimations of primary productivity in a tropical dry forest (TDF) in Jalisco, Mexico.  ...  Support was also provided by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada's Discovery Grant Program.  ... 
doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aac3f0 fatcat:dt3ifaoehza2hh3qbpgtdyjwdq

Estimating forest biomass using small footprint LiDAR data: An individual tree-based approach that incorporates training data

Zachary J. Bortolot, Randolph H. Wynne
2005 ISPRS journal of photogrammetry and remote sensing (Print)  
, and the minimum diameter at breast height (7 or 10 cm) of trees included in the biomass estimate.  ...  After training, the biomass present in areas without ground measurements is determined by developing a regression equation between properties derived from the LiDAR data of the training stands and biomass  ...  Acknowledgments This work was made possible by grants from US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (grants NG65-10548 and NG-03015), the International Society of Arboriculture Research Trust,  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2005.07.001 fatcat:dl6emma2y5c3lk4sdnxja3swse
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