Detection of small single trees in the forest–tundra ecotone using height values from airborne laser scanning


Alpine and arctic tree lines are expected to advance to higher altitudes and further north due to global warming. Changes in temperature, precipitation, and snow coverage will affect numerous ecosystems and their interaction and forest ecosystems are expected to be highly affected by increasing temperatures, particularly in boreal regions. Continue reading

Short and long term mapping of the effects of global climate change on forests

The research on the effects of global warming is very varied. Through projects carried out in cooperation with NASA and The Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute, INA is working to see if LIDAR can be used to discover short term changes in woody growth around the tree line in alpine areas. Continue reading