2021 Western Mensurationists Meeting

The 2021 Western Mensurationists Meeting will be virtual, and is hosted by the University of British Columbia on June 21 and 22, 2021.

The theme for the Monday morning session will be “Linking growth models with remote sensing data” and is sponsored by IUFRO Unit 4.01.02 “Growth models for tree and stand simulation”.


Agenda

Sunday, June 20, 2021

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm  Happy Hour Drop-in on Zoom, Meet old friends and make new ones – zoom break out rooms will be available for small groups

 

Monday, June 21, 2021

9:00 – 9:05  Meeting opening and overview – Bianca Eskelson

IUFRO session: Linking growth models with remote sensing data – Moderator: TBD

9:05 – 9:25  CanopyShotNoise – An individual-based tree canopy modelling framework for projecting remote-sensing data and ecological sensitivity analysis – Arne Pommerening

9:25 – 9:45  The effects of thinning on crown structure of Scots pine trees – Ninni Saarinen

9:45 – 10:00  Empirical growth models based on repeated laser scans in non managed area – Peter Surovy

10:00 – 10:15  Regeneration survey using inexpensive unmanned aerial systems – Adam Conrad

10:15 – 10:30  Simulating the growth of Larix olgensis and predicting the future change using 3-PGS ModelYu Bai

10:30 – 10:45  Coffee break

IUFRO session continued: Linking growth models with remote sensing data – Moderator: TBD

10:45 – 11:05  LiDAR, Stands, FVS, and Woodstock. Happy Together. – Clara Clark

11:05 – 11:25  Tree-Level monitoring of open canopy forests from UAS structure from motion data – Neal Swayze

11:25 – 11:45  A case study on forest inventory consistency between multitemporal field measurement, LiDAR and growth model – Yuzhen Li

11:45 – 12:00  Coupling LiDAR systems analysis with growth and yield models and diameter distribution models for spatially explicit projections of standing timber in fast growing Eucalyptus plantations – John Kershaw

12:05 – 12:55  Networking sessions during lunch

13:00 – 13:20  Estimating Douglas-fir site index using a Lidar canopy height model and stand age in western Oregon and western Washington – Donald Gagliasso

13:20 – 13:40  Drivers of productivity differences between Douglas-fir planted within its native range in Oregon and on exotic sites in New Zealand – Liam Gilson

13:40 – 13:55  Crown ratio models for loblolly pine – Krishna Poudel

13:55 – 14:10  Development and testing an algorithm for estimating top height in TASS simulations – Ian Cameron

14:10 – 14:30  Hierarchical Gaussian processes for modeling stand diameter distributions from forest inventory data – Brian Clough

14:30 – 14:45  Coffee break – Surprise! – DO NOT MISS!

14:45 – 15:00  Thinning from above or below? Maximizing financial value in Douglas-fir rotations. – Todd West

15:00 – 15:20  How good is the data? – Fred Martin

15:20 – 15:40  Regional modeling of an invasive annual grass in the intermountain Pacific Northwest – Ty Nietupski

15:40 – 15:55  Importance of image pre-processing on the analysis of the imagery acquired with small unmanned aerial systems – Sudeera Wickramarathna

15:55 – 16:00  Closing remarks first day

16:00 – 18:00  Happy Hour Drop-in on Zoom, Meet old friends and make new ones – zoom break out rooms will be available for small groups

 

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

9:00 – 9:15  Bridging sampling with covariate designs and rapid biodiversity assessment to estimate local plant species richness – Tzeng Yih Lam

9:15 – 9:35  Decision Space for Field Application of Sector Sampling – Martin Ritchie

9:35 – 9:50 Biomass estimates derived from sector subsampling of 360° spherical images – John Kershaw

9:50 – 10:10  Big trees matter most: Plot optimization for ground-based tropical forest carbon inventories at both country and project scales – Bryan Foster

10:10 – 10:30  Seeing the forest for the clumps: characterizing clumpy regeneration and ladder fuels – Justin Crotteau

10:30 – 10:45  Coffee break

10:45 – 11:05  Post-stratified estimation: Realized and potential efficiency in a national forest inventory – James Westfall

11:05 – 11:20  Improving Forest Sample Estimation through UAS Canopy Structure Stratification – Logan Wimme

11:20 -11:40  Enhanced Forest Inventory using LiDAR data – a hybrid approach – Kat Gunion

11:40 – 11:55  Small area estimation in operational western forest inventories – Corey Green

11:55 – 12:05  Picture taking

12:05 – 12:15  Plans for future years & Closing remarksBogdan Strimbu and Bianca Eskelson

For program questions, contact Bianca Eskelson.


Registration

Registration is now open.

Registration pricing:

  • Regular registration: $75
  • Student registration: Free, but please register so we can send you the Zoom link.

After you register, please take a few minutes to complete the registrant survey (click here to go to the survey).


Society of American Foresters CFE Credits
Meeting attendees are eligible for 8.5 CFE hours through the Society of American Foresters.


Looking forward to seeing you all virtually in June!

 

Bianca Eskelson

Peter Marshall

Celine Boisvenue

Woongsoon Jang

Mathieu Fortin

Felipe Bravo