forestry

Studies Show Acid Rain May Make Trees Thirstier

Elizabeth Borneman

The Forest Service created an artificial environment in a forest in West Virginia to study how acid rain could influence processes in that forest.

3D tree scan.

Smart Tree Logging with Remote Sensing

Caitlin Dempsey

Treemetrics is using satellite imagery, UAV, and LiDAR to help forestry managers to map out forests in order to better assess the quality and value of their forests and to cut down on waste.

A view of an aspen forest showing yellow and green leaved trees with a hill and a ridge in the background.

GIS and Natural Resource Management

GIS Contributor

Peter Rodericks Oisebe, a Natural Resource Management Consultant in Kenya writes about the applications of GIS in mapping and managing natural areas.

Aboveground Woody Biomass Map by Josef Kellndorfer and Wayne Walker.

National Forest Map and GIS Data

Caitlin Dempsey

Josef Kellndorfer and Wayne Walker of the Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) worked with the USGS and the US Forest Service over a six year period to create this forest map of the United States.