Mapping forest fuel load and structure from airborne LiDAR data

Full wave form airborne Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) data allows very detailed mapping of fuel in all vertical layers and even coarse woody debris at very high resolution. This project will analyse the information content and accuracy of airborne LiDAR acquired for parts of the ACT and determine opportunities to reduce the costs of data processing and improve the information derived from it. The research includes a field work component.

Supervisors include:  Professor Albert van Dijk, Associate Professor Geoff Cary, Dr Marta Yebra

Candidates should have some experience with scripting languages and programming. A scholarship may be available.

For more information about this potential research topic or activity, or to discuss any related research area, please contact the supervisor.