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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Estimating plot-level tree height and volume of Eucalyptus grandis plantations using small-footprint, discrete return lidar data

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

TESFAMICHAEL S.G. (1) ; VAN AARDT J.A.N. (2) ; AHMED F. (1) ;
(1) Univ., KwaZulu-Natal, AFRIQUE DU SUD
(2) Rochester Inst. of Technology, ETATS-UNIS

Abstract

This study explores the utility of small-footprint, discrete return lidar data in deriving important forest structural attributes with the primary objective of estimating plot-level mean tree height, dominant height, and volume of Eucalyptus grandis plantations. The secondary objectives of the study were related to investigating the effect of lidar point densities (1 point/m2, 3 points/m2, and 5 points/m2) on height and volume estimates. Overall, the results of the study demonstrate the potential of lidar-based approaches for forest structural assessment in commercial plantations, even though further research is required on improving stems per hectare (SPHA) estimation

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 34, no4 [pp. 515-540]

Bibliographic references : 5 p.

Collation : 6 fig., 6 tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1177/0309133310365596

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