2012-08-26 NRMI: NATURAL RESOURCE MONITORING ITEMS OF INTEREST
This Issue - Software for Estimating Canopy Closure (Part 2) and Some Other Good Things.
Software for Estimating Canopy Closure (Part 2) – Early in July Aurélie C. Shapiro wrote, “A while ago someone told me about a free, simple software program (perhaps called CAN) that can estimate canopy closure from digital photos: hemispherical as well as normal photos. Anyone know what I am talking about?” Here are some sites that may be of interest. If you know of others, please contact Aurélie at email@example.com
Pekin, B; Macfarlane, Craig. 2009. Measurement of Crown Cover and Leaf Area Index Using Digital Cover Photography and Its Application to Remote Sensing. Remote Sens. 1, 1298-1320. http://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/1/4/1298/pdf
Pleus, A.E.; Schuett-Hames, D. 1998. TFW monitoring program methods manual for the reference point survey. Washington State Dept. Natural Resources. TFW-AM9-98-002.90 p. http://www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/fp_tfw_am9_98_002.pdf
Rawlins, K.A., et al. 2011. EDDMapS: Invasive Plant Mapping Handbook. The University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health, Tifton GA. BW-2011-02. 32 p. http://www.eddmaps.org/training/EDDmapS.pdf
Teti, P.A.; Pike, R.G. 2005. Selecting and testing an instrument for surveying stream shade. BC Journal of Ecosystems and Management 6(2):1–16. URL: www.forrex.org/jem/2005/vol6/no2/vol6_no2_art1.pdf
Walter, Jean-Michel. 2009. lCIMES-Fisheye - Hemispherical photography of forest canopies. http://jmnw.free.fr/ . From Molinier Matthieu, Applied GIS RS List.
Zhao, F., et al. 2011. Measuring effective leaf area index, foliage profile, and stand height in New England forest stands using a full-waveform ground-based LIDAR. Remote Sensing of Environment (2011). http://www-modis.bu.edu/lidar/publication/2011_Zhao_etal.pdf
Zhao, Feng. 2011. Measuring the leaf area index and foliage profile of forest canopies using a ground-based lidar instrument (Echidna(RTM)) ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, 2011. http://udini.proquest.com/view/measuring-the-leaf-area-index-and-pqid:2328661751/
Zhao, Kaiguang; Popescu, Sorin. 2009. Lidar-based mapping of leaf area index and its use for validating GLOBCARBON satellite LAI product in a temperate forest of the southern USA. Remote Sensing of Environment 113 (2009) 1628–1645. http://ssl.tamu.edu/media/14431/zhaopopescu%20rse%20lai%20august%202009.pdf
SOME OTHER PUBLICATIONS/URLS OF INTEREST
Pinjarkar, Vijay. 2012. Forest dept to geo-tag all plantations. The Times of India.. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-07-28/nagpur/32906117_1_plantation-target-forest-land-forest-dept
Rice, J.M., et al. 2012. Spatio-temporal patterns of tree establishment are indicative of biotic interactions during early invasion of a montane meadow. Plant Ecol. 213(4):555-568. http://andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu/pubs/pdf/pub4710.pdf
Smith David. 2012. South African schoolboy wows Google with Kruger wildlife-tracking website. The Guardian. . http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/30/wildlife-tracker-south-africa
Tollefson, Jeff. 2012. Carnegie advances carbon mapping in Colombia. NewsBlog. http://blogs.nature.com/news/2012/07/carnegie-advances-carbon-mapping-in-colombia.html
UPI. 2012. Study: Disasters can improve forest health. UPI Science News. http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2012/08/07/Study-Disasters-can-improve-forest-health/UPI-61351344364966/
Vinter, Phil. 2012. The changing face of Earth: dramatic high-resolution satellite images show how the world has been transformed over the last four decades. MailOnLine http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2177202/The-changing-face-Earth-Dramatic-high-resolution-satellite-images-world-changed-decades.html
Webber, B.L.; Scott, J.K. 2012. Rapid global change: implications for defining natives and aliens. Global Ecol. Biogeogr. 21(3):305-311. Abstract. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1466-8238.2011.00684.x/abstract
Wold, E.N., et al. 2011. Restoration of agricultural fields to diverse wet prairie plant communities in the Willamette Valley, Oregon. Northwest Sci. 85(2):269-287. http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.3955/046.085.0215
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CAN-EYE - an imaging software (Windows) used to extract the canopy structure characteristics from true-color images (either acquired with a fish-eye or with a classic objective). https://www4.paca.inra.fr/can-eye/ . From Guillaume Drolet via Aurélie C. Shapiro, Applied GIS RS List.
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