Remote Sensing of Forest Environments

Concepts and Case Studies

  • Michael A. Wulder
  • Steven E. Franklin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Data Collection and Pre-Processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael A. Wulder, Steven E. Franklin
      Pages 3-12
    3. Michael A. Lefsky, Warren B. Cohen
      Pages 13-46
    4. Richard A. Fournier, Daniel Mailly, Jean-Michel N. Walter, Kamel Soudani
      Pages 77-113
    5. Raymond L. Czaplewski
      Pages 115-140
  3. Common Methods for Data Processing and Information Generation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Thierry Toutin
      Pages 143-180
    3. Derek R. Peddle, Philippe M. Teillet, Michael A. Wulder
      Pages 181-208
    4. Gregory P. Asner, Jeffrey A. Hicke, David B. Lobell
      Pages 209-254
    5. Darius S. Culvenor
      Pages 255-277
    6. Janet Franklin, John Rogan, Stuart R. Phinn, Curtis E. Woodcock
      Pages 279-300
    7. Peng Gong, Bing Xu
      Pages 301-333
  4. Case Studies Illustrating Methods and Applications for Remote Sensing of Forests

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-N16
    2. Josef Cihlar, Rasim Latifovic, Alexander Trishchenko, Gunar Fedosejevs, Jean Beaubien, Jing Chen
      Pages 337-357
    3. Josef Cihlar, Richard Fernandes, Robert Fraser, Wenjun Chen, Rasim Latifovic, Jing Chen et al.
      Pages 359-387
    4. Nicholas C. Coops, Joseph D. White
      Pages 411-431
    5. G. Arturo Sánchez-Azofeifa, Mark Kachmar, Margaret Kalácska, Stephen Hamilton
      Pages 433-446
    6. K. Olaf Niemann, David G. Goodenough
      Pages 447-467
    7. Benoît St-Onge, Paul Treitz, Michael A. Wulder
      Pages 489-509
    8. Steven E. Franklin, Michael A. Wulder
      Pages 511-514
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 515-519

About this book


Remote Sensing of Forest Environments: Concepts and Case Studies is an edited volume intended to provide readers with a state-of-the-art synopsis of the current methods and applied applications employed in remote sensing the world's forests. The contributing authors have sought to illustrate and deepen our understanding of remote sensing of forests, providing new insights and indicating opportunities that are created when forests and forest practices are considered in concert with the evolving paradigm of remote sensing science. Following background and methods sections, this book introduces a series of case studies that exemplify the ways in which remotely sensed data are operationally used, as an element of the decision-making process, and in the scientific study of forests.

Remote Sensing of Forest Environments: Concepts and Case Studies is designed to meet the needs of a professional audience composed of both practitioners and researchers. This book is also suitable as a secondary text for graduate-level students in Forestry, Environmental Science, Geography, Engineering, and Computer Science.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael A. Wulder
    • 1
  • Steven E. Franklin
    • 2
  1. 1.Canadian Forest Service (Pacific Forestry Centre)Natural Resources CanadaVictoriaCanada
  2. 2.Department of GeographyUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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