Special Issue "Terrestrial and Mobile Laser Scanning in Forestry"
A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Forest Inventory, Quantitative Methods and Remote Sensing".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (24 March 2018).
Interests: Forest structure; tree architecture; structural complexity; LiDAR; Structure from motion; structure-function-relationships
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In recent years, tripod-based light detection and ranging (LiDAR)—usually referring to terrestrial laser scanning or ground-based LiDAR—has become a powerful tool in forest research. More recently, this was accompanied by mobile LiDAR approaches that utilize instruments mounted on moving platforms, such as cars, ATV’s or transported manually. Both approaches can produce quantitative high-resolution spatial information on our forests. The current major scientific challenge is to derive useful information from the created data (point clouds) in order to generate new insights and benefits for forest research and forest management. In this Special Issue, we encourage studies from all forest ecosystems, including experimental studies, case studies, monitoring and modelling approaches that utilize three-dimensional point clouds from ground-based laser scanning. Articles covering single-scan based approaches, multi-scan based as well as mobile approaches from any kind of ground-based platform will be considered. We seek studies that are not solely technical, but contribute to any field of forest research, such as forest inventory, forest protection, or silviculture.
Dr. Dominik Seidel
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Forests is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Terrestrial LiDAR
- Mobile Laser Scanning
- Hand-Held Laser Scanning
- Point Cloud Processing
- Supporting Forest Research
- Forest Structure
- Tree Structure and Architecture
- Spatial Information
- Three-Dimensional Forest Inventory
- New Measures
- New Sampling Techniques