“Terrestrial Laser Scanning in Forest Ecology,” Ghent University, May 6–7, 2019
- Back together again! Courtesy of Hans Verbeek, Kim Calders, and other colleagues at the Ghent University Department of Environment, the TLS crew will meet again. The two-day meeting will draw two days of presentations and papers, convened in the historic Thagaste Augustinian Monastery. Early registration closes on April 8. Don’t miss it!
ForestSat 2018, University of Maryland, October 1-5, 2018
- Members of TLSIIG were well represented at ForestSat 2018, with a two-part special session organized by Crystal Schaaf and Mat Disney. The ten papers presented there included six from TLSIIG members, while other TLSIIG member papers appeared in other oral and poster sessions. The full program, with abstracts, provides more details.
“The Terrestrial Laser Scanning Revolution in Forest Ecology” — Interface Focus Theme Issue
- If you haven’t seen it yet, don’t miss the theme issue of Interface Focus with papers from the 2017 Royal Society Theo Murphy Meeting is now in open source. With an introduction, two review papers, and nine research papers, the issue presents both overviews and exciting new research in ecological applications of TLS. See the RS’s interview with Mark Danson for an overview and read the Introduction pdf here. Kudos to Mark and colleagues Rachel Gaulton, Mat Disney, and Crystal Schaaf for organizing the meeting and to Mark for coordinating the theme issue.
New Posts on TLSIIG Member Sites and Blogs
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- Close your eyes and imagine a tall and stately gallery of giant redwoods, slender green cylinders reaching to a blue and cloudless sky arching over California coast ranges. Now open them, and you are…. in Stanmore, northwest London! In their quest for urban trees to scan, Mat Disney’s group found a private drive lined with 20 redwoods planted by the Duke of Chandos. While most are tall and stately, others are stubbier and unsymmetrical, reflecting their individual histories. Take a look at the scans on Mat’s blogspot for an exercise in heredity vs. environment.
Quantitative Structure Model (QSM) Papers Online Here
- Have you been meaning to catch up on your reading about QSM? Look no farther than our page of QSM papers with links to pdfs!
Some highlights from the newly updated TLSIIG publication list are featured below.
- Better allometric equations from TLS and QSM models? You bet! A new paper by Atticus Stovall and Hank Shugart shows that larger samples and better fits using TLS/QSM produced lower-variance aboveground biomass estimates in an American eastern hardwood forest than benchmarkJenkins equations. And when used to calibrate biomass estimates from ALS and SAR, TLS/QSM found more biomass!
TLS Research Coordination Network
- The TLSRCN web site opened in Fall 2015, to document RCN activities and allow participants to exchange information. Have a look, and if you are interested, see the last paragraph of the Welcome page to apply to join.