Program


PhD in Remote Sensing

Advisor


Richard Fournier

Field of research


Methods development using UAV-based lidar to support Enhanced Forest Inventory

The Ph.D. focuses on the use of UAV-based LiDAR for the enhancement of forest inventories in boreal and temperate forests. It includes the development and the adaptation of specialized algorithms for the use of LiDAR remote sensing datasets for forest management applications.

Publications


Presentations and posters:

  • June 2016: Workshop presentation on terrestrial lidar at the annual meeting of the AWARE project (http://aware.forestry.ubc.ca/) – Corner Brook (NL) May 2017: Poster presentation on the use of UAV in forestry at the annual colloquium of the CEF 2017 (Centre d’étude de la forêt) – Montreal (QC)
  • May 2017: Poster presentation on “Sustaining the Hardwood Resource Value Chain” at the for Northern Hardwood Research Institute – Edmundston (NB)
  • May 2017: Conference + Workshop presentation on the potential of UAVs for enhanced forest inventory at the annual meeting of the AWARE project – Edmundston (NB)
  • June 2017: Poster presentation at the Earth Observation summit Conference on assessing the capacity of UAV-based lidar to support operationnal-level forest inventory – Montreal (QC)
  • November 2017: Cross Country AWARE Workshop presentation- Introduction to Lidar Remote Sensing and the use of FUSION (USDA) – Edmundston (NB) & Corner Brook (NL)
  • February 2018: Workshop presentation – Batch processing for lidar data – ULaval (QC) – April 2018: Workshop presentation – Computree : an open source platform for terrestrial lidar data processing – UQAM (QC)
  • May 2018: Poster presentation at the annual colloquium of the CEF 2018 (Centre d’étude de la forêt) on the development of methods to estimate tree structural attributes using UAV-based lidar – Montreal (QC)
  • June 2018: Conference + Workshop presentation on the potential of UAV for enhanced forest inventory at the annual meeting of the AWARE project – FPinnovations (QC)
  • September 2018: Presentation for NRCan on potential use of Mobile lidar for enhancing forest inventory – Official Commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Petawawa Research Forest (Ont.)

Field campaigns

  • June 2016 – August 2016 : Terrestrial lidar Campaign – Corner Brook (NL)
  • August 2016 – September 2016 : Terrestrial lidar Campaign – Edmundston (NB)
  • May 2017 : Terrestrial lidar Campaign – Edmundston (NB)
  • June 2017 – July 2017 : Terrestrial lidar Campaign – Petawawa (Ont.)
  • November 2017: Terrestrial lidar Campaign – Petawawa (Ont.)
  • August 2018: Forest Inventory & Terrestrial lidar Campaign – Corner Brook (NL)
  • September 2018: UAV-based lidar and Mobile lidar Campaign – Petawawa (Ont.)

Contact


bastien.vandendaele@usherbrooke.ca

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