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Light Detection Technique Used to Understand Forest Ecosystems
Asa Gray Lecture to Discuss Methodology
Written By Tyler Gardinier '14, PR Intern
Studying the ecosystem using new technology
Utica, NY (10/21/2013)- Kristen Brubaker, assistant professor of environmental studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, will give a seminar “Estimating canopy height and site productivity of deciduous forests at a regional scale with leaf off, low density LiDAR” today.
LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is increasingly being used to improve understanding of forested ecosystems on a broad spatial scale. By using freely available low-density leaf off LiDAR and software, Brubaker was able to establish methodology to create an accurate statewide tree height model for State Forensics in Pennsylvania.
The lecture will take place at 4 p.m. in Donahue Auditorium in UC’s Gordon Science Center. A reception will be held immediately afterward. The lecture is free and open to the public.
For more information, call (315) 792-3028 or visit utica.edu/asagray
About Utica College – Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The College, located in upstate central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls over 4,000 students in 38 undergraduate majors, 29 minors, 20 graduate programs and a number of pre-professional and special programs.
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