LiDAR Utility for Natural Resource Managers

Andrew Thomas Hudak, Jeffrey Scott Evans, Alistair Matthew Stuart Smith
2009 Remote Sensing  
Applications of LiDAR remote sensing are exploding, while moving from the research to the operational realm. Increasingly, natural resource managers are recognizing the tremendous utility of LiDAR-derived information to make improved decisions. This review provides a cross-section of studies, many recent, that demonstrate the relevance of LiDAR across a suite of terrestrial natural resource disciplines including forestry, fire and fuels, ecology, wildlife, geology, geomorphology, and surface
more » ... rology. We anticipate that interest in and reliance upon LiDAR for natural resource management, both alone and in concert with other remote sensing data, will continue to rapidly expand for the foreseeable future.
doi:10.3390/rs1040934 fatcat:wb3topr5qfenfo53xomgemw23y