Michael G. Wing

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Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) remote sensing has demonstrated potential in measuring forest biomass. We assessed the ability of LiDAR to accurately estimate forest total above ground biomass (TAGB) on an individual stem basis in a conifer forest in the US Pacific Northwest region using three different computer software programs and compared results to(More)
The ability of firefighting vehicles and staff to reach a fire area as quickly as possible is critical in fighting against forest fires. In this study, a Geographical Information System-based decision support system was developed to assist fire managers in determining the fastest and the safest or more reliable access routes from firefighting headquarters(More)
The explosion of genuine high throughput technologies has allowed large compound libraries to be screened with ever-increasing biological specificity, exacerbating the problem of lead candidate selection for subsequent drug development. To avoid creating a bottleneck, compounds identified from the high throughput screens undergo lead optimisation by(More)
The management of low-volume roads has transitioned from focusing on maintenance designed to protect a capital investment in road infrastructure to also include environmental effects. In this study, two models using mathematical programming are applied to schedule forest road maintenance and upgrade activities involving non-monetary benefits. Model I uses a(More)
We examined the spatial distribution of crime incidents on USDA Forest Service lands using a geographic information system and several spatial analysis techniques. Our primary objective was to examine whether patterns existed in the spatial distribution of crime and to explore the relationship of patterns to other geographic features using the Forest(More)
We use spatial data representing transportation networks, elevation, stand height, and recreation use to construct and compare models of recreation use patterns and visibility in a forest. The recreation use pattern model depicts use frequencies along travel corridors. The visibility model quantifies visibility for all forest areas. We find that the models(More)
Within the past decade, several transportation planning decision support systems that combine heuristic programming techniques with geographic information systems (GIS) technology have been developed to meet forest operation challenges. These decision support systems, however, have not directly addressed the upslope influences of landslides in choosing(More)
Forest management activities include locating and mapping management boundaries, transportation networks, stmarns, landscape topography, Farest rewurccs, and special management areas. Locating and mapping tasks associated with forest management ltave traditionally been performed using manual measurement techniques with varying degrees o f preaision,(More)
Map projection on-the-fly capability allows natural resource GIS analysts to geoprocess spatial data layers referenced to different map coordinate systems. This study’s primary objective was to provide examples of spatial measurement differences that can result when point, line, and polygon natural resource spatial databases are referenced to different map(More)
Wild forest fires are one of the greatest environmental disasters affecting forest resources. Along the coastal zone of the Mediterranean region in Turkey, forested areas are classified as first-degree, fire-sensitive areas. Every year, thousands of hectares of forests have been destroyed in Turkey. In this study, fire-access zones were determined in the(More)
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