Mapping natural forest by means of remote sensing
Evaluating possibilities of applying recent development in remote sensing for characterizing forest structure and naturalness is of great interest from a forest monitoring perspective. Thus, the main objective of the research was to develop methods to identify natural forests, with emphasis on old natural forest.
Norwegian Environmental Agency
The ultimate goal of this project is to unveil a vibrant forest-based sector in Norway, with special emphasis on areas challenged with low accessibility, remote and inconsistent markets, steep and difficult terrain, Continue reading
Kaja Kandare successfully defended her doctoral thesis, “Fusion of airborne laser scanning and hyperspectral data for predicting forest characteristics at different spatial scales”, on 25 August 2017. Continue reading
In a project founded by the Norwegian Environment Agency we have exemplified how remote sensing can be used in the management of non-native species. Continue reading
Invasive species can be considered a threat to biodiversity, and remote sensing has been proposed as a tool for detection and monitoring of invasive species. Continue reading
Rapid changes are expected in the mountain forest and the forest-alpine transition zone due to global warming. Since steep temperature-productivity gradients characterize these marginal areas, two fundamental effects are expected: (1) an expansion of the forest by colonization of non-forested areas and migration of the alpine tree line; (2) increased growth of existing trees which will have a significant impact on carbon sequestration and future carbon pools. Continue reading
The seminar, hosted at the Norwegian Research Council, Lysaker, gathered about 25 participants. The seminar marked the conclusion of a large research project funded by the Research Council’s NORKLIMA program. Continue reading
On November 12 we will host a one-day seminar entitled “vegetation changes in the tree line”. The seminar marks the closing of a large research project financed by The Research Council of Norway under the NORKLIMA-program.