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Measuring trees in 3D: what lasers can reveal about our forests

Schofield, Lucy A. (2017) Measuring trees in 3D: what lasers can reveal about our forests. Geography, 102 (3). pp. 132-140.

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Abstract

Forests provide a direct link between forest ecosystem productivity and earth-atmosphere fluxes, and their structure is both a result and driver of these interactions. However, a significant challenge still remains as to how to best measure forests, in a way that truly represents their structurally complex and dynamic nature. Terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) has shown its potential to provide such measurements, offering a new approach to monitoring how forest systems change through time and space. The aim of this article is to outline the application of TLS for forestry measurement, and to demonstrate how recent advancements in TLS can offer new insights in vegetation monitoring.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
School/Department: School of Humanities, Religion & Philosophy
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/2625

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