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Airborne and Terrestrial Laser Scanning For Forest Structure Measurement: Focus on Forest Biomass Estimation and Carbon Accounting


Topic ID
143

Thesis Topic/Title
Airborne and Terrestrial Laser Scanning For Forest Structure Measurement: Focus on Forest Biomass Estimation and Carbon Accounting

Description

Forests play an important role in the global carbon balance and make a significant contribution to mitigation of climate change. Australia has some of the most carbon-dense forests in the world, with the potential to sequester carbon equivalent to 25% of our current annual emissions. In recent years, policies have been developed to increasing the carbon sequestration role of Australian forests. Accurate description of forest structure is essential for estimation of biomass and carbon accounting. Remote sensing technologies have been used for estimation of above ground forest biomass. However, three-dimensional information on forest structure for estimating biomass cannot be directly obtained from passive remote sensing data. Fortunately, it has been shown that active remote sensing technologies via airborne and terrestrial laser scanning offer the capability for detailed description of the forest structure in three-dimensions. This project aims to use both airborne and terrestrial laser scanning to measure 3D forest structure for biomass estimation and carbon accounting.


Principal Supervisor

Associate Supervisors

Research Affiliations
  • International Centre for Applied Climate Sciences
  • School of Civil Engineering and Surveying

Field of Research
  • Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
  • Environmental Science and Management
  • Forestry Sciences
  • Geomatic Engineering


Application Open Date
13/05/2016

Application Close Date
26/12/2021

USQ Scholarship Applications

Other Scholarship Funding Details
http://www.usq.edu.au/scholarships/results?type=Future+Student&level=Research&category=

Pre-approved for Ethics
Not Applicable

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