© 2017

Hemispherical Photography in Forest Science: Theory, Methods, Applications

  • Richard A. Fournier
  • Ronald J. Hall

Part of the Managing Forest Ecosystems book series (MAFE, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Ronald J. Hall, Richard A. Fournier, Paul Rich
    Pages 1-13
  3. Patrick Schleppi, Alain Paquette
    Pages 15-52
  4. Sylvain G. Leblanc, Richard A. Fournier
    Pages 53-83
  5. Richard A. Fournier, Daniel Mailly, Jean-Michel N. Walter, Inge G. C. Jonckheere
    Pages 85-114
  6. Inge G. C. Jonckheere, Craig Macfarlane, Jean-Michel N. Walter
    Pages 115-151
  7. Gordon W. Frazer, Richard A. Fournier, Sylvain G. Leblanc, Jean-Michel N. Walter
    Pages 153-185
  8. Ronald J. Hall, Jean-François Côté, Daniel Mailly, Richard A. Fournier
    Pages 187-226
  9. Jean-François Côté, Richard A. Fournier, Michel M. Verstraete
    Pages 253-286
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 303-306

About this book


This book presents practical information about hemispherical photography from the perspectives of field data acquisition, image processing and information retrieval methods. 

This book is organized into three sections. The first section describes what is hemispherical photography and what are the fundamental elements of forest structure and light interactions within the forest canopy. The second section provides practical information about the equipment, procedures and tools for procuring, processing and analyzing hemispherical photographs. Armed with this information, the third section describes several applications of hemispherical photographs to forestry and natural resource assessment. The book concludes with a discussion about modelling tools and future directions of this rapidly growing field. There is currently no information source on the market that has this comprehensive range of topics combined in a single book. The book will appeal to academics, graduate students, natural resource professionals and researchers alike.


Hemispherical photography aerial photography for forestry Light regime Forest structure Remote sensing

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard A. Fournier
    • 1
  • Ronald J. Hall
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre d’Applications et de Recherches en Télédétection (CARTEL)Université de SherbrookeSherbrookeCanada
  2. 2.Canadian Forest ServicesNatural Resources CanadaEdmontonCanada

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