Estimation of biophysical characteristics for highly variable mixed-conifer stands using small-footprint lidar

  title={Estimation of biophysical characteristics for highly variable mixed-conifer stands using small-footprint lidar},
  author={Jennifer L. R. Jensen and Karen S. Humes and T. Conner and Christopher J. Williams and J. D. DeGroot},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Forest Research},
Although lidar data are widely available from commercial contractors, operational use in North America is still limited by both cost and the uncertainty of large-scale application and associated model accuracy issues. We analyzed whether small-footprint lidar data obtained from five noncontiguous geographic areas with varying species and structural composition, silvicultural practices, and topography could be used in a single regression model to produce accurate estimates of commonly obtained… 

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