Forest ecology is the scientific study of the components and functions of a forest ecosystem.

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Classifying individual trees from labelled LiDAR point cloud [duplicate]

I have a classified point cloud for an area of 250*250 square meter, with 1 meter resolution. It has a 5 lakhs points with an average point density of 9 (means around 9 points within a pixel). I ...
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Identifying individual pine trees without using LiDAR data?

Are there any ways to identify individual pine trees without the use of LiDAR data? Crown identification seems irrelevant. My goal is to do a rough treetop calculation to get an idea of how many ...
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How to detect undisturbed forest plot in Mudumalai National Park?

I am looking for undisturbed forest plot (without logging for at least 50 years) in Mudumalai National Park (India) or around it. How to detect it using GIS or remote sensing?
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Hard wood tree and Soft wood(shrubs) Vegetation Differentiaton

How I Differentiate Hard wood tree (like Mango, Sal) and Soft wood(shrubs like reed) Vegetation using Multispectral or Hyperspectral Image? I have TM, ETM, OLI, Hyperion, Aster Image and ERDAS 2011, ...
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Determining the best month for discriminating between different vegetation types?

I ordered and downloaded several (Surface Reflectance) Landsat 5-8 images from USGS Earth Explorer with the purpose of choosing a few of them to calculate some Vegetation Indices for each (NDVI, SAVI, ...
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Effects of heterogeneous vegetation in mapping canopy cover using randomForest in R

I have a 5.8 m resolution satellite image (LISS IV aboard IRS-P6, in the wavelength (micrometers): 0.52 - 0.59 (band 2),0.62 - 0.68 (band 3) and 0.77 - 0.86 (band4). The swath covers a densely ...
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Methodology for Hansen classification of Global Forest Watch?

I have just discovered amazing Hansen´s classification about forest loss and re-growth, available at http://www.globalforestwatch.org/, published in Science, 2013 as: Hansen, M. C., Potapov, P. V, ...
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Kriging to calculate forest biomass?

I am trying to create biomass map using Kriging from ground sample point. I have about 150 and 53 point plot for dense and sparse strata. The data is not normal so I have transformed it. After ...
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Which Statistical Test to use?

I aim to determine whether there is a correlation between terrain variables (elevation, aspect and slope) and structural information acquired in forest survey. I have used ArcMap's extract multi ...
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Mapping Rainforest Deforestation in Peru

I'm working on a project on the the rainforest deforestation in Peru. This is related to the work of http://www.coolearth.org/our-mission but I am not affiliated with the organization. I'm hoping to ...
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Where can I find GIS data for the range of coast redwood?

Editor note: This question has been heavily edited in order to make it on-topic. Where can I find GIS data showing where coast redwood trees (such as the one in the photo below from the 1800s) exist ...
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Where can I find the Forest Cover Density (FCD) mapping software

Does anyone know where I can find the latest Forest Cover Density (FCD) mapper software, as introduced in this paper.
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From where I can get 4-band satellite imagery of Sweden?

I'm looking for good quality, fine resolution 4-band satellite photos of Sweden for academic use (and I'm willing to pay for it). What I'm after is as detailed as possible photos of certain part of ...
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Forest Coverage - European free GIS datasets

Where can I find GIS data for the Forest coverage for the entire Europe? Is there such a product available for free? I am looking for raster or vector (polygons) with the information of the % of ...
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What function should I use to assess the degree of elevational change (rocky cliffs etc.) of a DEM?

I have a DEM of my research area and I want to assess how the topography/elevation changes. I am specifically looking to see what areas may be good suitable bat-roosting habitat so I am trying to ...
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How to interpret ArcGIS kernel density units when a population parameter is specified? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to interpret GRASS v.kernel results? The attached image shows trees in a study area based on their actual height in the field. The trees are overlaying a raster that ...