Section Editors

Section Board for 'Forest Remote Sensing' (69)

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Dr. Randolph H. Wynne
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech, Cheatham Hall, RM 319, 310 West Campus Dr, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
Interests: applications of remote sensing to forestry; natural resource management; ecological modeling; and Earth system science
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Prof. Dr. Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa
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Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G2E3, Canada
Interests: Tropical Dry Forests; UAVs; Carbon fluxes and phenology; Hyperspectral remote sensing; Ecological succession
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Dr. Ramón Alberto Díaz-Varela
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Research Group BioAplic (Biodiversity and Applied Botany), Department of Botany, Higher Polytechnic Engineering School, University of Santiago de Compostela, Lugo 27002, Spain
Interests: vegetation structure mapping; vegetation dynamics; RPAS data analysis; multispectral remote sensing; biodiversity monitoring
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Dr. Michael Sprintsin
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Land Development Authority, Jewish National Fund-Keren Kayemet LeIsrael, Eshtaol, M.P. Shimshon 99775, Israel
Interests: Forest health monitoring; Ecosystem status and change; Land use and land cover dynamic; Forest biochemistry and productivity; Biophysical parameters estimation.
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Dr. Alfonso Fernández-Manso
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Applied Ecology and Remote Sensing Group, Agrarian Science and Engineering Department, University of León, Av. Astorga s/n. 24400 Ponferrada, Spain
Interests: forestry; wildfire; forest management; remote sensing; LiDAR
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Dr. Rocio Hernández-Clemente
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GMEO lab, Department of Geography, College of Science, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Sketty, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK
Interests: hyperspectral data; chlorophyll fluorescence; thermal imaging; radiative transfer modelling; biophysical parameter estimation; vegetation health; vegetation condition surveillance; plant traits modelling; early detection; vegetation productivity
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Dr. Chandra Giri
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Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis Branch, Office of Research and Development, United States Environmental Protection Agency, 109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC, 27709, USA
Interests: mangrove forests mapping and monitoring using high resolution satellite data; global and continental land cover mapping and monitoring using multi-spectral, multi-temporal, and multi-platform remotely sensed data; image pre-processing, classification, and validation using cloud computing
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Prof. Dr. Hubert Hasenauer
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Institute of Silviculture, Department of Forest and Soil Sciences, BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Peter Jordan Strasse 70, 1190 Wien, Austria
Interests: forest management; ecosystem modeling; carbon cycling
Dr. Grégoire Vincent
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AMAP Lab, IRD, Montpellier, 34000, France
Interests: forest ecology; modelling; lidar; hyperspectral; neotropics; biodiversity
Dr. Leonor Calvo
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Area of Ecology, Department of Biodiversity and Environmental Management, University of León, E-24071 Leon, Spain
Interests: wildfire; resilience; post-fire regeneration
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Dr. Raymond L. Czaplewski
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Environmetrika
Interests: accuracy assessment; National Forest Inventory (NFI); sample surveys; global monitoring of tropical forests; official government statistics
Dr. Aditya Singh
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Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville,USA
Interests: imaging spectroscopy; canopy traits; land cover change; biodiversity
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Dr. Kim Calders
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Department of environment, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, 9000 Gent, Belgium
Interests: LiDAR; 3D measurements; remote sensing; ecosystem monitoring and modelling; fusion of ground-based and airborne data
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Dr. Inge Jonckheere
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Forestry Department, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN), Rome, Italy
Interests: Remote sensing and earth observation; REDD+; Climate change implications on forest carbon dynamics; Forest degradation and monitoring
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nikos Koutsias
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Department of Environmental Engineering, University of Patras, Seferi 2, GR-30100 Agrinio, Greece
Interests: geoinformatics on wildland fires; satellite remote sensing phenology, natural disasters and landscape ecology; applied multivariate methods, time-series data analysis, geostatistics and point pattern analysis with special emphasis on spatio-temporal analysis of wildland fire ignition points; positional uncertainty and data modeling
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Prof. Dr. Michael Lefsky
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Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 80521
Interests: Forest ecology; historic aerial photography; lidar; photogrammetry
Dr. Hans Andersen
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USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Seattle, WA, 98195-2100, USA
Interests: Remote sensing; lidar; forest inventory; monitoring; sampling design
Prof. Dr. Chuixiang Yi
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School of Earth and Environmental Sciences Queens College, City University of New York 65-30 Kissena Blvd Flushing, New York 11367, USA
Interests: biosphere–atmosphere interaction; boundary layer meteorology; eddy flux measurements and modelling from globally synthetic data analysis to site-specific analysis; tree mortality; forest resilience and tipping point; ecosystem responses to extreme weather/climate
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Dr. Henning Buddenbaum
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Environmental Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics, Trier University, 54286 Trier, Germany
Interests: Imaging Spectroscopy; Forestry; LiDAR
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Prof. Dr. Seongwoo Jeon
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Division of Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering Colleage of Life Science, Korea University, South Korea
Interests: LULUCF; Environmental remote sening on Climate change and Biodiversity
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Prof. Dr. Antônio Heriberto de Castro Teixeira
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Federal University of Sergipe, Brazil
Interests: remote sensing; agrometeorology; environmental sciences
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Dr. Matti Katila
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Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), Latokartanonkaari 9, FI-00790 Helsinki, Finland
Interests: national forest inventory; multisource forest inventory; non-parametric estimation methods; multi-spectral remote sensing; GIS
Dr. Edward Mitchard
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Univ Edinburgh, Sch GeoSci, Crew Bldg,Kings Buildings, Edinburgh EH9 3JN, Midlothian, Scotland.
Interests: Remote Sensing; Climate Change; Deforestation; Forest degradation; Terrestrial Carbon
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Dr. Justin Morgenroth
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School of Forestry, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Interests: urban forestry; LiDAR; satellite imagery; aerial photography data; land use; land cover
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Dr. Victor F. F. Rodriguez-Galiano

Department of Physical Geography. University of Seville, Spain
Interests: image processing; Remote Sensing; machine learning,remote sensing,image classification, high resolution image
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Dr. Geoffrey Parker
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Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, USA
Interests: canopy structure; comparative research; ecosystem processes; forest ecology; landscape scales; remote sensing
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Dr. Dominik Seidel
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Department of Silviculture and Forest Ecology of the temperate Zones, Faculty of Forest Sciences, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
Interests: Forest structure; tree architecture; structural complexity; LiDAR; Structure from motion; structure-function-relationships
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Dr. John F. Weishampel
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Department of Biology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816, USA
Interests: landscape ecology; ecological modeling; geospatial analysis
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Dr. Markus Immitzer
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Institute of Geomatics, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), Peter Jordan Strasse 82, 1190 Vienna, Austria
Interests: remote sensing based on optical data with high to very high spatial and spectral resolution for forest mapping; vegetation stress monitoring; modeling of biophysical parameters; and land cover classification—focus on temperate forests
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Prof. Dr. Francisco Javier García-Haro
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Earth Physics and Thermodynamics Department, Faculty of Physics, Universitat de València, 46100 Burjassot, València, Spain
Interests: biophysical parameters estimation; canopy reflectance models; spectral mixture analysis; classification; data fusion; validation
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Dr. Luke Wallace
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School of Science, Geospatial Science, RMIT University, Australia
Interests: 3D remote sensing; remote sensing of forested environments; laser scanning; vegetation structure; wildfire
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Prof. Dr. Tuomas Häme
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VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo, Finland
Interests: forest biomass and carbon; forest management support with remote sensing; forest inventory and statistical techniques; change detection; automatic and adaptive image analysis systems
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Dr. Andreas Langner
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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), 21027 Ispra, Italy
Interests: environmental protection; monitoring deforestation; monitoring forest degradation; change detection analysis; REDD+; biodiversity
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Dr. Joao Carreiras
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National Centre for Earth Observation,University of Sheffield,Sheffield S3 7RH,United Kingdom
Interests: optical and microwave remote sensing; tropical forest dynamics; above-ground biomass estimation
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Dr. Piotr Tompalski
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Department of Forest Resources Management, The University of British Columbia, 2424 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
Interests: remote sensing; forestry; airborne laser scanning; digital aerial photogrammetry
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Dr. Klaus Scipal
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European Space Agency, Earth Observation Mission Science Division, ESTEC, Keplerlaan 1, NL-2201 AZ Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Interests: SAR; Forest Structure; Biomass
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Dr. William W. Hargrove
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Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, 200 WT Weaver Boulevard, Asheville, NC, USA
Interests: monitoring; LiDAR; disturbance; wildfire; defoliation
Prof. Dr. Heiko Balzter
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NERC National Centre for Earth Observation, Leicester Institute for Space and Earth Observation, School of Geography, Geology and Environment, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK
Interests: landscape and climate research; land surface modelling; terrestrial remote sensing; synthetic aperture radar (SAR); light detection and ranging (LIDAR); forest monitoring; carbon cycle and climate change
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Prof. Dr. Quazi K. Hassan
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Department of Geomatics Engineering, Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, Canada
Interests: optical/thermal remote sensing in: (i) forecasting and monitoring of natural hazards/disasters, such as forest fire, drought, and flooding; (ii) comprehending the dynamics of natural resources, such as forestry, agriculture, and water; and (iii) modelling issues related to boreal environment
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Dr. Alessandro Matese
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Institute of BioEconomy, National Research Council (CNR-IBE), Florence, Italy
Interests: precision agriculture; remote sensing; biogeochemistry; meteorology; crop production
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Dr. Renaud Mathieu
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Earth Observation group, Natural Resources and Environment, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa or Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Interests: synthetic Aperture Radar; LiDAR; forest structure; vegetation assessment and monitoring
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Dr. L. Monika Moskal
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School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, College of the Environment, University of Director, UW Precision Forestry Cooperative and Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis Laboratory, Washington, Box 352100, Seattle WA 98195-2100, USA
Interests: ALT; TLS; MLS; lidar precision forestry; hyper-resolution (spatial, temporal, spectral) remote sensing; ecosystem services
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Prof. Dr. Seung Kuk Lee
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Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Pukyong National University, South Korea
Interests: Pol-InSAR inversion; retrieval of 3D forest structure parameters; mangrove carbon; digital beamforming SAR sensors; Lidar and InSAR fusion for forest applications; GEDI
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Prof. Dr. Michael Vohland
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Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing, Institute for Geography, Leipzig University, Johannisallee 19a, D-04103 Leipzig, Germany
Interests: Remote sensing (hyper- and multispectral, thermal); portable vis-NIR and FTIR spectroscopy; digital soil mapping; vegetation mapping (agriculture, forestry); multivariate data analysis; spatial modeling (SVAT, hydrology)
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Dr. Gang Chen
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Laboratory for Remote Sensing and Environmental Change, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28277, USA
Interests: remote sensing; forest disturbances; GEOBIA; spatial ecology
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Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Stereńczak
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Department of Geomatics, Forest Research Institute, Braci Leśnej 3 Street, Sękocin Stary, 05-090 Raszyn, Poland
Interests: remote sensing; laser scanning; precision forestry; forest management; forest health
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Dr. Francois Girard
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Department of Geography, Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada.
Interests: forest; tree regeneration; air photos; remote sensing; ecophysiology; photosynthesis; tree reproduction
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Dr. John Armston
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Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland
Interests: Remote sensing for ecological applications; 3D modelling of canopy structure and biomass
Dr. Luigi Boschetti *
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Department of Natural Resources and Society, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844, USA
Interests: Global Biomass; Burning Remote Sensing of Fire; Forest Monitoring
* Section Editorial Board Member
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Dr. Lin Cao
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Department of Forest Resources Management, Faculty of Forestry, Nanjing Forestry University, No. 159 Lonpang Road, Nanjing 210037, China
Interests: LiDAR applications in forest inventory and management; UAV and their point cloud processing; forest biomass estimation; forest change detection; tree species classification; subtropical forest ecology; ecological modelling; wildlife habitat
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Dr. Gherardo Chirici
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Dipartimento di Gestione dei Sistemi Agrari, Alimentari e Forestali, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Via S. Bonaventura, 13 - 50145 Firenze, Italy
Interests: forest remote sensing; geomatics; forest inventory; biodiversity; decision support systems;
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Prof. Dr. Nicholas Coops
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Department of Forest Resources Management, The University of British Columbia, 2424 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
Interests: Active and Passive remote sensing technologies for biodiversity assessment; Forest structure; species diversity and richness; Long Time Series Satellite Data; Dynamic Habitat Index
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Dr. Damiano Gianelle *
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Research and Innovation Center, Fondazione E. Mach, Via E. Mach, 1 38010 S. Michele all'Adige (TN) – Italy
Interests: remote sensing; biogeochemical cycles; climate change; forest ecology; ecosystems functioning; carbon balance; plant traits
* Section Editorial Board Member
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Dr. Qinghua Guo
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State Key Laboratory of Vegetation and Environmental Change, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100093, China
Interests: remote sensing; lidar applications; GIS; UAV; climate change and terrestrial ecosystem
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Dr. Sean P. Healey
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USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Ogden, UT, USA
Interests: forest disturbance; forest inventory; remote sensing
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Dr. Eileen H. Helmer
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USDA Forest Service, International Institute of Tropical Forestry, 201 Calle Ceiba, Jardín Botánico Sur, San Juan, PR 00926-1119, USA
Interests: tropical forests; including remote sensing; disturbance; succession; dynamics; inventory; ecosystem services; conservation and sustainability
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Marco Heurich
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Department of Conservation and Research, Bavarian
Forest National Park, Germany/ University of Freiburg, Germany
Interests: lidar applications in forest ecology and management; remote sensing in wildlife ecology; essential biodiversity variables
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Dr. Michael J. Hill
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1. Professor Emeritus, Department of Earth System Science and Policy, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, 58202, USA
2. Current address: Visiting Scientist, CSIRO Land and Water, Synergy Building, Black Mountain, Canberra, ACT, 2601, Australia
Interests: savannas and grasslands; ecosystem function; remote sensing; ecological modelling; land surface and vegetation dynamics
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Prof. Dr. Juha Hyyppä *
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Finish Geospatial Research Institute, Masala, Finland
Interests: laser scanning (airborne, mobile and terrestrial); 3D remote sensing; individual tree detection; virtual forests
* Section Editorial Board Member
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Prof. Dr. Simon Jones *
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RMIT University, School of Sciences, Melbourne, Australia
Interests: remote sensing; land-cover mapping; monitoring and modelling; vegetation
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Prof. Dr. Peter Krzystek
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Head of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Laboratory, Department of Geoinformatics, Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Interests: LiDAR; remote sensing; computer vision; machine learning; forestry; UAV
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Dr. Xinlian Liang *
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Finnish Geospatial Research Institute, Department of Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry, 02430 Finland
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Dr. Håkan Olsson
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Department of Forest Resource Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden
Interests: remote sensing of forests
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Dr. Jacqueline Rosette *
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Swansea University, Department of Geography, Swansea, United Kingdom
Interests: Remote sensing for forestry applications; forest change detection; biophysical parameter estimation; lidar; time series analysis; forestry inventory & monitoring; ecological modelling & silviculture support tools
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Prof. Dr. Benoît St-Onge
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Department of Geography, Head of the graduate program in GIS, University of Quebec at Montreal, Montreal, Canada
Interests: 3D remote sensing; airborne laser scanning; photogrammetry; Geographic Information Systems; forest
Prof. Dr. Valerie A. Thomas *
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Section Associate Editor
Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech, Cheatham Hall, RM 307A, 310 West Campus Dr, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
Interests: forest ecosystem remote sensing; forest disturbance; multitemporal analysis; LiDAR; imaging spectroscopy; data fusion
* Section Associate Editor
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Dr. Robert N. Treuhaft
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory, MS 138-212, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109, USA
Interests: Tropical Forest; Biomass; Structure; Carbon Accounting; interferometric SAR; lidar; Quantum Computing
Prof. Dr. Guangxing Wang
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Southern Illinois University, Department of Geography and Environmental Resources
Interests: remote sensing; GIS; spatial statistics; natural and environmental resources; sampling design; environmental quality assessment; forest and city vegetation carbon sequestration; desertification trend monitoring; quality assessment and spatial uncertainty analysis
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Dr. Lars T. Waser *
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Swiss National Forest Inventory, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Zuercherstr. 111, CH-8903 Birmensdorf, Switzerland
Interests: national forest inventory; spatially estimating forest parameters; tree species; growing stock; change detection; biodiversity; LiDAR; airborne and spaceborne; image-matching; canopy height model; land cover/land use change
* Section Associate Editor
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