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Evaluating error associated with lidar-derived DEM interpolation
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Of the tested approaches, the regularized spline and IDW algorithms produced the most extreme outliers, sometimes in excess of +/-6m in sloping terrain, which indicated that the 0.5m DEMs were the most accurate. Expand
The role of LiDAR in sustainable forest management
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The information needs of sustainable forest management provide the context within which future opportunities for LiDAR and automated data processing are considered, including issues related to instrumentation, data collection, data processing, costs, and attribute estimation. Expand
Lidar sampling for large-area forest characterization: A review
Abstract The ability to use digital remotely sensed data for forest inventory is often limited by the nature of the measures, which, with the exception of multi-angular or stereo observations, areExpand
Monitoring plant condition and phenology using infrared sensitive consumer grade digital cameras
a b s t r a c t Consumer-grade digital cameras are recognized as a cost-effective method of monitoring plant health and phenology. The capacity to use these cameras to produce time series informationExpand
Estimation of standing dead tree class distributions in northwest coastal forests using lidar remote sensing
The amount and variability of living and dead wood in a forest stand are important indicators of forest biodiversity, as it relates to structural heterogeneity and habitat availability. In thisExpand
Lidar plots — a new large-area data collection option: context, concepts, and case study
Forests are an important global resource, playing key roles in both the environment and the economy. The implementation of quality national monitoring programs is required for the generation ofExpand
Comparing patterns in forest stand structure following variable harvests using airborne laser scanning data
Abstract Understanding landscape patterns that result from natural disturbances in the mixedwood boreal forests of Canada is a critical precursor to advancing sustainable forestry practices andExpand
Stability of Sample-Based Scanning-LiDAR-Derived Vegetation Metrics for Forest Monitoring
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The study demonstrates that, when the LiDAR sensor, settings, and data acquisition flight parameters remain constant, and time-related forest dynamics are not factors,LiDAR-derived metrics of the same location provide stable and repeatable measures of the forest structure, confirming the suitability of LiDar for forest monitoring. Expand
Regional mapping of vegetation structure for biodiversity monitoring using airborne lidar data
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This data product provides continuous, regional mapping of vegetation structure directly measured from lidar, with a spatial resolution relatively finer than what was provided by polygon-based forest inventories, and addresses the fundamental issue of habitat structure in biodiversity monitoring. Expand
Assessing differences in tree and stand structure following beetle infestation using lidar data
The current mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins) infestation in British Columbia is the largest in recorded history and has caused unprecedented damage to the lodgepole pine (PinusExpand
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