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PRELIMINARY PROGRAM FORESTSAT 2016

Date

: TUESDAY, November 15, 2016

08:00

: Registration

08:30

: Welcome Forestsat2016 (Auditorium)


: Keynote Speaker, Warren Cohen PhD.

10:00

Session 1

: Forest Mapping & Inventory

Chairman

: Ross Hill, Bournemouth University, UK.

Room

: Araucaria

10:00-10:20:
Forest aboveground
biomass mapping in
Mexico using SAR,
optical and airborne
LiDAR data.
Mikhail Urbazaev et al.

10:20-10:40:
Effect of flying altitude,
scanning angle and
scanning mode on the
accuracy of ALS based
forest inventory.
Juha Kernen et al.

Session 2

: GOFC Fire IT meeting (CLOSED SESSION)

Chairman

: Emilio Chuvieco, University of Alcala, Spain.

Room

: Copihue

10:00-10:20:
GOFCGOLD Fire
Program and Meeting
Objectives.
Chris Justice.

10:20-10:40:
Updates on Suomi-NPP,
JPSS and GOES-R Fire
Data Products.
Ivan Csiszar.

10:40-11:00:
FREE

10:40-11:00:
M-Band for VIIRS Fire
Retrieval.

Wilfrid Schroeder.

Session 3

: Development of Methods

Chairman

: Mariano Garca, University of Leicester, UK.

Room

: Alerce

10:00-10:20:
3D modeling of belowcanopy global irradiance
using terrestrial LiDAR
data and ray tracing.
Renato Cifuentes La
Mura, et al.

10:20-10:40:
Single tree detection
with weak canopy shape
constraints.
Ruedi Boesch & Mauro
Marty.

Session 4

: REDD+ FREL/FRL and MRV

Chairman

: Javier Cano, CONAF, Chile.

Room

: Coige

10:00-10:12:
Los Niveles de Referencia
de Emisiones en el
contexto del sector
forestal en Mxico.
Ing. Rub Cuenca.

10:12-10:24:
Nivel de Referencia de
Emisiones Forestales de
Mexico.
M.C. Oswaldo Carrillo.

10:36-10:48:
Estimacin de
incertidumbres.
M.C. Oswaldo Carrillo.

10:48-11:00:
Avances y retos del
sistema Madmex.
Ing. Raul Rodrguez.

11:00

: Coffee Break

10:40-11:00:
Tropical forest
degradation monitoring:
radiometric issues of
using both Landsat 8 and
Sentinel in one time
series.
Manuela Hirschmugl et
al.

10:24-10:36:
El sistema de estimacin
de biomasa.
M.C. Oswaldo Carrillo.

11:30

Session 5

: Latin American Forests

Chairman

: David Miranda, Universidad Santiago Compostela, Spain.

Room

: Araucaria

11:30-11:50:
Comparing Generalized
Linear Models and
random forest to model
vascular plant species
richness using LiDAR
data in a natural forest in
central Chile.
Javier Lopatin et al.
12:30-12:50:
Estimating of the leaf
area index in a forest
fragment of mixed
ombrophilous forest in
Brazil, using remote
sensing techniques.
Bruna Nascimento et al.

11:50-12:10:
Detection of low density
natural forest in the
Andes region using
LANDSAT 8 imagery.
Luis Alberto Vega.

12:10-12:30:
Effect of LiDAR pulse
density on the
aboveground biomass
change prediction in
Brazilian Amazon
Rainforest.
Carlos Alberto Silva et al.

12:50-13:10:
Evaluating the extent of
ecological vulnerability
of the remaining of
Araucaria Forest Southern Brazil.
Henrique Cassol et al.

Session 6

: GOFC Fire IT meeting (CLOSED SESSION)

Chairman

Room

: Copihue

11:30-11:50:
Global Fire Products and
Updates.
Louis Giglio.

11:50-12:10:
ESA Fire-CCI - Burnt Area
Product Updates.
Emilio Chuvieco.

12:30-12:50:
GCOS ECV Fire Update.
Kevin Tansey.

12:50-13:10:
UN-REDD Fire-GOFC
source book /CEOS LPV
Updates.
Luigi Boschetti.

12:10-12:30:
Update on European
Satellite: Fire
Capabilities.
Martin Wooster.

Session 7

: Development of Methods

Chairman

: Lucio Castro, Embrapa, Brazil.

Room

: Alerce

11:30-11:50:
A new model-based
mean squared error
estimator for area-level
forest inventories.
Johannes Breidenbach et
al.

11:50-12:10:
A novel sampling
strategy for applying
ALS-based plot
imputation in Australian
native eucalypt forests.
Gavin Melville et al.

12:30-12:50:
Analyzing some factors
affecting the extraction
of full-waveform LiDAR
metrics and their effect
in forest structure
variable estimates.
Luis A. Ruiz et al.

12:50-13:10:
Analyzing the Lorenz
Curve of Tree Growth
Dominance with Multitemporal Airborne Lidar
in Wytham Forest (UK).
Rubn Valbuena et al.

Session 8

: Forest Monitoring

Chairman

Room

: Coige

11:30-11:50:
An assessment of 30 m
resolution global forest
change maps for national
forest monitoring in
Guyana.
Daniel Donoghue et al.

11:50-12:10:
A polyalgorithm for land
cover trend and change
detection.
Rishu Saxena et al.

12:30-12:50:
FREE

12:50-13:10:
FREE

13:10 - 14:30

: Lunch

12:10-12:30:
An approximation for
non-parametric
bootstrapping to assess
uncertainties in
imputation mapping of
forest vegetation.
David M. Bell & Matthew
Gregory.

12:10-12:30:
Assessing predictions of
high-resolution climate
surfaces: a statistical
analysis in a Southern
Hemisphere country.
Christian Salas et al.

14:30

Session 9

: Forest Modelling

Chairman

: Marc Simard, California Institute of Technology, USA.

Room

: Araucaria

14:30-14:50:
Data assimilation of
InSAR-based estimated
forest stand attributes.
N. Lindgren et al.

14:50-15:10:
Delineation of forest
structure patterns in the
circumpolar taiga-tundra
ecotone.
Paul M. Montesano et al.

15:30-15:50:
Lessons Learned
National Individual Tree
Species Extent and
Parameter Modeling for
Insect and Disease Risk
Mapping.
James Ellenwood & Frank
Krist.

15:50-16:10:
Modeling aboveground
biomass across multiple
biomes integrating
airborne LiDAR and
ALOS-PALSAR data.
Mariano Garcia et al.

Session 10

: GOFC Fire IT meeting (CLOSED SESSION)

Chairman

Room

: Copihue

14:30-14:50:
Fire Research at
Canadian Forest Service.
Tim Lynham.

14:50-15:10:
AFIS and SAFNET
Updates.
Philip Frost.

15:30-15:50:
Balkan Network Update.

15:50-16:10:
SEARRIN Update.

Ionnis Gitas.

Krishna Vadrevu.

15:10-15:30:
How much forest area
should be sampled to get
accurate biomass
estimations at different
scales?.
Rico Fischer et al.

15:10-15:30:
Time series of Landsat
images to determine
burned area in the
context of the Latin
American Network of
Forest Fires (RedLatIF).
Jesus Anaya, Alberto
Setzer.

Session 11

: Development of Methods

Chairman

: Mathias Schardt, Forschungsgesellschaft Joanneum Research, Austria.

Room

: Alerce

14:30-14:50:
Assessing forest biomass
and exploration in the
Brazilian Amazon with
Airborne InSAR: an
alternative for REDD.
Julianno Sambatti et al.

14:50-15:10:
Assessing the ability of
high-resolution lidarbased techniques to
estimate tropical tree
crown size variability.
Antonio Ferraz et al.

15:30-15:50:
Combining remote
sensing and
dendrochronology to
assess the effect of
groundwater extraction
on Prosopis tamarugo
from tree to aquifer
level.
Mathieu Decuyper et al.

15:50-16:10:
Comparison of forest
canopy pointmeasurement methods
from above and below.
Jaan Liira et al.

Session 12

: Forest Monitoring

Chairman

: Angela de Santis, CEQUA, Chile.

Room

: Coige

14:30-14:50:
Changing northern
vegetation conditions
are influencing barren
ground caribou (Rangifer
tarandus groenlandicus)
behavior.
Gregory Rickbeil et al

14:50-15:10:
Assessing the cumulative
climatic effects on
regional forest decline
dynamics in coniferous
forests.
David M. Bell et al.

15:30-15:50:
Bringing Earth
Observation Services for
Monitoring Dynamic
Forest Disturbances to
the Users EOMonDis
project.
F. Enle et al.

15:50-16:10:
FREE

15:10-15:30:
Change detection
techniques for
development of
compatible height
growth and site index
models using repeated
Airborne Laser Scanning
Data.
Jaroslaw Socha et al.

15:10-15:30:
AFIS - Wildfire
Visualisation and Multisensor detection
capabilities.
Philip Frost.

16:10

: Coffee Break

16:40

Session 13

: Forestry & Forest Management

Chairman

: Laszlo Pancel, GIZ, Germany.

Room

: Araucaria

16:40-17:00:
Analysing the relations
between landscape
structural changes and
hydrological response at
subcatchment scale in
temperate forest basins.
B. Sotomayor et al.

17:00-17:20:
Use of remotely sensed
data to spatially predict
optimal final stand
density, value and the
economic feasibility of
pruning for even age
plantation forests.
Michael S. Watt et al.

17:20-17:40:
National Report on
Sustainable Forests05:
Conservation of
Biological Diversity.
Mark D. Nelson et al.

17:40-18:00:
Potential of using data
assimilation to support
forest planning.
Rami Saad et al.

Session 14

: GOFC Fire IT meeting (CLOSED SESSION)

Chairman

: Jos Antonio Manzanera, Universidad Politcnica de Madrid, Spain.

Room

: Copihue

16:40-18:00:
The Future of GOFC-GOLD Program and Management Structure.
Discussion Session.

Session 15

: Development of Methods

Chairman

: Ruben Valbuena, University of Eastern Finland, Finland.

Room

: Alerce

16:40-17:00:
Constructing a seamless
Landsat image mosaic
over the Amazon
rainforest.
Jasper Van Doninck &
Hanna Tuomisto.

17:00-17:20:
Detection of Dead
Standing Eucalyptus for
managing biodiversity
using full-waveform
LiDAR data.
Milto Miltiadou et al.

17:20-17:40:
Detection of dead trees
by machine learning
techniques in temperate
forests of the Bavarian
Forest National Park.
Peter Krzystek &
Przemyslaw Polewski.

17:40-18:00:
Development of an
energy balance model for
estimating canopy
stomatal conductance
from airborne thermal
data.
Juan Surez et al.

Session 16

: Forest Monitoring

Chairman

: Nicholas Coops, Forestry UBC, Canada.

Room

: Coige

16:40-17:00:
Development of a UAV
based platform for
monitoring simulated
disease expression using
time-series airborne
laser scanning and high
resolution multi-spectral
imagery.
Jonathan P. Dash et al.

17:00-17:20:
Combining Sentinel-1
and Sentinel-2 images for
near-real time forest
change detection.
Ruth Sonnenschein et al.

17:40-18:00:
FREE

18:00

: Welcome Icebreaking Cocktail

19:30

: End day 1 ForestSAT 2016

17:20-17:40:
Developing a U.S.
national land use and
land cover reference
data set to support interagency mapping,
validation and statistical
estimation needs.
Todd A. Schroeder et al.

Date

: WEDNESDAY, November 16, 2016

08:00

: Registration

08:30

: Keynote Speaker, Pang Yong PhD.

Moderator

: Jacqueline Rosette, Swansea University, UK.

09:00

: Keynote Speaker, Sylvia Wilson PhD.

09:30

Session 17

: GWIS meeting (CLOSED SESSION)

Chairman

Room

: Copihue

09:30-10:10:
Overview of the Global Wildfire Information System.
Jesus San-Miguel-Ayanz.

10:30-10:50:
Global analysis of
vulnerability.
Emilio Chuvieco.

10:10-10:30:
Global Fuel Products.

Maria Lucrecia
Pettinari.

Session 18

: Forest Mapping & Inventory

Chairman

: Nicholas Coops, Forestry UBC, Canada.

Room

: Alerce

09:30-09:50:
GEDI Biomass Model
Development in Tropical
Forests.
Laura Duncanson et al.

09:50-10:10:
Improved forest cover
mapping based on
MODIS time series and
landscape stratification.
Vronique Chret et al.

10:10-10:30:
Improving assessment of
fire risk in Yunnan
Province, China using
remote sensing.
Jacqueline Rosette et al.

10:30-10:50:
Industrial forest
mapping: a Landsat
Spatial and Temporal
Approach.
Luigi Boschetti et al.

Session 19

: Development of Methods

Chairman

: Kevin Tansey, University of Leicester, UK.

Room

: Canelo

09:30-09:50:
Development of
precision forestry
applications for New
Zealand plantations
using remotely sensed
datasets.
Michael S. Watt et al.

10:30-10:50:
Forest-ObservationSystem.net towards
global reference
database for forest
biomass.
Dmitry Schepaschenko et
al.

09:50-10:10:
Estimating the regional
resource supply of
forests in south-west
Germany for a future
lignocellulose-based
bioeconomy using
airborne LiDAR, Landsat
7 and National Forest.
Joachim Maack et al.

10:10-10:30:
Estimation of canopy
cover in hemi-boreal
broad-leaved forests in
Estonia using
hemispherical
photography and LiDAR
data.
Tauri Arume et al.

Session 20

: Forest Monitoring

Chairman

: Angela de Santis, CEQUA, Chile.

Room

: Raul

09:30-09:50:
Remote sensing of
photosynthetic light use
efficiency of tropical
ecosystems.
Celio de Sousa et al.

09:50-10:10:
Satellite-based
monitoring of invasive
species in central-Chile:
Detection of
disturbances using
Landsat time series.
Julian Cabezas et al.

10:10-10:30:
Spectral manifestation
and signal to noise ratio
of forest disturbance and
recovery.
Zhiqiang Yang et al.

10:30-10:50:
FREE

10:50

: Coffee Break

11:20

: Poster Session (See Posters at the End of this Program)

Session 21

: GWIS meeting (CLOSED SESSION)

Chairman

Room

: Copihue

11:50-12:10:
Fire Ignition Sources/Fire
Danger Assessment.
J.M. Pereira (tbc) / D.
Viegas.

12:50-13:10:
Potential Contributions
of Regional Fire
Information Systems to
GWIS Southern Africa.
Philip Frost.

12:10-12:30:
Copernicus Global Burnt
Area Mapping.
Kevin Tansey.

12:30-12:50:
Potential Contributions
of Regional Fire
Information Systems to
GWIS - Australia.
Gary Morgan.

Session 22

: Forest Mapping & Inventory

Chairman

: Lucio Castro, Embrapa, Brazil.

Room

: Alerce

11:50-12:10:
Large scale timber
volume prediction with
digital aerial
photogrammetry and
national forest inventory
data.
Johannes Rahlf et al.

12:10-12:30:
Large-Scale Prediction of
Aboveground Biomass in
Mountain Forests
Utilizing Airborne Laser
Scanning.
Matti Maltamo et al.

12:30-12:50:
Mapping certified forests
for sustainable
management - a tool for
information
improvement through
citizen science.
Florian Kraxner et al.

12:50-13:10:
Inventory of Small Forest
Areas Using an
Unmanned Aerial
System.
Stefano Puliti et al.

Session 23

: Development of Methods

Chairman

: Kevin Tansey, University of Leicester, UK.

Room

: Canelo

11:50-12:10:
LiDAR- and SAR-based
mapping of structural
attributes of deciduous
savannahs and
woodlands in the
southern African region.
Renaud Mathieu et al.
12:50-13:10:
Multi-Year Comparison
of Tree Species
Discrimination from
Formosat- Satellite
Image Time Series.
M. Fauvel et al.

12:10-12:30:
Linking remotely sensed
functional diversity with
phylogenetic structure of
a temperate forest.
Carla Guilln Escrib et al.

12:30-12:50:
Machine learning
regression algorithms for
biophysical parameter
retrieval from spectral
properties to detect
different levels of ash
vitality in Central Europe.
Michael Foerster et al.

Session 24

: Forest Monitoring

Chairman

: Ross Hill, Bournemouth University, UK.

Room

: Raul

11:50-12:10:
Patagonian forests under
attack: increasing largescale insect outbreaks
detected from MODIS
images.
Roberto Chvez et al.

12:10-12:30:
Monitoreo y gestin de
emergencias de
incendios forestales con
imgenes satelitales.
Juan Carrasco M.

12:30-12:50:
Large Scale, High
Resolution Deforestation
Monitoring Using
RADARSAT-2.
Flavio Wasniewski.

12:50-13:10:
FREE

13:10 - 14:30

: Lunch

14:30

Session 25

: GWIS meeting (CLOSED SESSION)

Chairman

Room

: Copihue

14:30-14:50:
Potential Contributions
of Regional Fire
Information Systems to
GWIS Brazil.
Alberto Setzer.

14:50-15:10:
Potential Contributions
of Regional Fire
Information Systems to
GWIS Canada.
Tim Lynham.

15:30-15:50:
Potential Contributions
of Regional Fire
Information Systems to
GWIS New Zealand.
Richard Parker.

15:50-16:10:
Potential Contributions
of Regional Fire
Information Systems to
GWIS South America,
Redlatif.
Jess Anaya.

15:10-15:30:
Potential Contributions
of Regional Fire
Information Systems to
GWIS Europe.
Jess San Miguel.

Session 26

: Forest Modelling

Chairman

: Luis A. Ruiz, Universitat Politcnica de Valncia, Spain.

Room

: Alerce

14:30-14:50:
Modelling residual stand
volume using unmanned
aerial vehicles and digital
aerial photogrammetry.
Tristan Goodbody et al.

14:50-15:10:
Modelling the effect of
environmental factors on
the height increment of
stands with the use of
repeated Airborne
Scanning data.
Jaroslaw Socha et al.

15:30-15:50:
Prediction of alien
species richness in two
forest watershed of
South-Central Chile: a
remote sensing synergic
approach.
Mauricio Galleguillos et
al.

15:50-16:10:
Reconciling MODIS
satellite with terrestrial
forest inventory data to
assess forest productivity
in Europe.
Mathias Neumann et al.

Session 27

: Development of Methods

Chairman

: Randolph Wynne, Virginia Tech, USA.

Room

: Canelo

14:30-14:50:
Near Real-Time
Detection of Forest
Changes using Google
Earth Engine and
Sentinel-2 Imagery: A
Case Study in Curacautin
region, Chile.
Nils Nlke et al.
15:30-15:50:
Shadow compensation
for imaging spectroscopy
data using a radiative
transfer approach.
Daniel Kkenbrink et al.

14:50-15:10:
Predicting Single Tree
Species Diameter
Distribution by Airborne
Laser Scanning Using
Different Modeling
Alternatives.
Matti Maltamo et al.
15:50-16:10:
Use of partial-coverage
UAV data as a sampling
tool for large scale forest
inventories.
Stefano Puliti et al.

15:10-15:30:
Nationwide airborne
laser scanning based
models for volume,
biomass and dominant
height in Finland.
Eetu Kotivuori et al.

15:10-15:30:
Isolation of obscured
tree stems from forest
environments using TLS
data.
Johannes Heinzel et al.

Session 28

: REDD+ FREL/FRL and MRV

Chairman

: Javier Cano, CONAF, Chile.

Room

: Raul

16:40-17:00:
Comparison of local EObased dense humid and
dry forest cover and
change area estimates in
the southwest forest
massif of Central African
Republic using the UMD
global dataset.
Christophe Sannier et al.
17:40-18:00:
Mapping historical
canopy cover change and
recovery using Landsat
time series imagery
(1972-2015).
Jody C. Vogeler et al.

17:00-17:20:
Estimating the dynamics
of carbon stocks in
forests with remote
sensing data.
Michele Dalponte et al.

16:10

: Coffee Break

16:40

Session 29

: GWIS meeting (CLOSED SESSION)

Chairman

: Lucio Castro, Embrapa, Brazil.

Room

: Copihue

16:40-17:00:
Potential Contributions
of Regional Fire
Information Systems to
GWIS Russia.
Sergei S. Eritsov.

17:00-17:20:
GWIS and GOFC Regional
Networks.
A. Hoffman.

17:20-17:40:
Linking Landsat 8 and
forest inventory data for
local biomass mapping in
open canopy woodlands.
Belachew Gizachew et al.

17:20-18:00:
Future activities around
the GWIS.
All.

Session 30

: Latin American Forests

Chairman

: Lola Fatoyimbo, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA.

Room

: Alerce

14:30-14:50:
Improving Observations
of Tropical Forests with
Optimized Terrestrial
LiDAR Scanners.
Crystal Schaaf et al.

14:50-15:10:
Mapping forest
degradation in the
Valdivian Temperate
Rainforest ecorregion.
Ignacio Daz-Hormazbal
et al.

15:30-15:50:
Recent trends of land
surface temperature and
vegetation indexes over
the temperate rain forest
in Chile.
V. Olivares-Contreras et
al.

15:50-16:10:
FREE

15:10-15:30:
Modeling aboveground
biomass from individual
tree LiDAR-derived
metrics in tropical forest.
Carlos Alberto Silva et al.

Session 31

: Development of Methods

Chairman

: Mathias Neumann, Univ. of Natural Resources & Life Sciences Austria.

Room

: Canelo

16:40-17:00:
Study on Removal of
Atmospheric Effect on
Normalized Difference
Vegetation Index.
Haitao Lv, and Yong
Wang.
17:40-18:00:
Temporal Albedo
Dynamics in Boreal
Forest Fire Scars Using
Higher Resolution
Albedo Products from
Landsat and Sentinel 2A.
Angela M. Erb et al.

17:00-17:20:
Synergism of
PALSAR/ALOS-2 and
optical data for land use
mapping in Amazonia
transition landscape.
Joo Pompeu et al.

17:20-17:40:
Tandem-L: Global
Observation of Ecological
Processes on the Earths
Surface with Two L-Band
SAR Satellites.
Andreas Huth et al.

Session 32

: REDD+ FREL/FRL and MRV

Chairman

Room

: Raul

16:40-16:56:
Introduccin,
definiciones y marco
metodolgico del Nivel
de Referencia.
Javier Cano.

16:56-17:12:
Estimacin de datos de
actividad de cambio de
uso de la tierra.
Victor Sandoval.

17:28-17:44:
Anlisis y propagacin de
incertidumbre.
Cesar Mattar.

17:44-18:00:
Resultados y
conclusiones.
Javier Cano.

17:12-17:28:
Estimacin de emisiones
por degradacin y
absorciones por
recuperacin en bosques
permanentes.
Javier Cano.

18:00

: Introduction Radar Course (Room: Alerce)

21:00

: Social Dinner

Date

: THURSDAY, November 17, 2016

08:00

: Registration

08:30

: Special Session in Memory Dr. Thomas Hilker. Speaker, Dr. Nicholas Coops,
Forestry UBC, Canada.

09:00

: Keynote Speaker, Maria Pilar Martin PhD.

09:30

Session 33

: Forest Monitoring

Chairman

: Lucio Castro, Embrapa, Brazil.

Room

: Alerce

09:30-09:50:
Fire behavior simulation
from global fuel and
climatic information.
M. Lucrecia Pettinari & E.
Chuvieco.

10:30-10:50:
Improving forest change
detection in the UK using
LandTrendr and
TimeSync Landsat
analysis tools.
Jacqueline Rosette et al.

09:50-10:10:
Forest monitoring using
remote sensing timeseries: The case of
Colombian Andes
Protected Areas.
Paulo Murillo-Sandoval &
Thomas Hilker.

10:10-10:30:
Global fire impacts
assessment from long
term analysis of burned
area products.
Emilio Chuvieco et al.

Session 34

: Development of Methods

Chairman

: Monika Moskal, University of Washington, Seattle, USA.

Room

: Canelo

09:30-09:50:
Full waveform LiDAR and
the new PulseWaves
format.
Martin Isenburg.

09:50-10:10:
Two Phase Assessment
System for the Effective
Monitoring of Tropical
Forests.
Mathias Schardt.

10:10-10:30:
Why your next mapping
project will probably use
stacking.
Sean P. Healey et al.

10:30-10:50:
3D measurement of tree
health using
multispectral intensity
data from terrestrial
laser scanners.
Samuli Junttila et al.

Session 35

: REDD+ FREL/FRL and MRV

Chairman

: Emilio Chuvieco, University of Alcala, Spain.

Room

: Raul

09:30-09:50:
National inventory of
tropical forest biomass
using statistical samples
of airborne LiDAR data.
Sassan Saatchi et al.

10:30-10:50:
FREE

09:50-10:10:
Using leaf-on and leaf-off
airborne LiDAR to model
vegetation structure and
above-ground carbon
storage in the critical
zone.
Kristen Brubaker.

10:10-10:30:
REDD+ monitoring with
3D data from InSAR.
Svein Solberg & Johannes
May.

Session 36

: Forested Wetland Monitoring

Chairman

: Kate Fickas, Oregon State University, USA.

Room

: Arrayan

09:30-09:50:
3D mapping of mangrove
forests along the Pacific
Coasts of Central and
South America.
Marc Simard et al.

09:50-10:10:
P-Band DInSAR time
series of river bank
erosions: Preliminary
results and comparisons
with field
measurements.
Karlus de Macedo et al.

10:50

: Coffee Break

11:20

: Poster Session

11:50

Session 37

: Forest Monitoring

Chairman

: Kevin Tansey, University of Leicester, UK.

Room

: Alerce

11:50-12:10:
Landsat time series
analysis the impact of
forest ecosystem history
on biodiversity.
Wanda Graf et al.

12:50-13:10:
FREE

12:10-12:30:
Terra-i: A Pantropical
Near Real Time
Monitoring System for
Vegetal Cover Change.
Louis Reymondin et al.

10:10-10:30:
Statistical correction of
LiDAR-derived digital
elevation models with
multispectral airborne
imagery.
Kevin J. Buffington et al.

12:30-12:50:
Use of New Technologies
in Monitoring Mountain
Forests Condition.
Radomir Baazy et al.

Session 38

: Development of Methods

Chairman

: Petteri Packalen, University of Eastern Finland.

Room

: Canelo

11:50-12:10:
Terrestrial LiDAR and 3D
Reconstruction Models
for Estimation of Large
Individual Tree Biomass
in Tropics.
Alvaro Sarmiento et al.

12:10-12:30:
The global ecosystems
dynamics investigation:
current status.
Ralph Dubayah and the
GEDI Science Team.

12:30-12:50:
The potential of
multitemporal and
polarimetric features
derived from sentineldata for forest
parameters retrieval.
Dariusz Ziolkowski et al.

12:50-13:10:
Towards an all-in-one
sensor for forestry
applications estimating
forest density, species
composition and biomass
from stereo WorldViewdata.
Fabian Fassnacht et al.

Session 39

: Forest Modelling

Chairman

: Emilio Chuvieco, University of Alcala, Spain.

Room

: Raul

11:50-12:10:
Relating forest height
structure to virtual
ground truth data.
Nikolai Knapp et al.

12:50-13:10:
Vegetation Chlorophyll
estimated from multiangle MODIS and tower
hyperspectral
observations: A tool for
scaling ecosystem
seasonality and leaf
demography across
Amazonian evergreen
forests.
Thomas Hilker et al.

12:10-12:30:
Temporal and angular
effects of the spectral
signal on deciduous
forest crown
components.
Michael Foerster et al.

12:30-12:50:
Use of random forest
modeling techniques to
predict and detect shrub
locations under canopy
using LiDAR structure
and topography metric.
Caileigh Shoot et al.

Session 40

: Forested Wetland Monitoring

Chairman

: Kate Fickas, Oregon State University, USA.

Room

: Arrayan

11:50-12:10:
Quantifying mangrove
forest loss in the
Sundarbans 1973-2014.
Abu RJ Mahmood et al.

13:10 - 14:30

12:10-12:30:
Multi-scale remote
sensing of mangrove
structure and
biomass/blue carbon.
Emanuelle Feliciano et al.

12:30-12:50:
Finding the dam signal:
Utilizing time series of all
available Landsat
TM/ETM+ observations
to map and monitor
beaver-related flooding
events.
Valerie J. Pasquarella &
Curtis E. Woodcock.

: Lunch

14:30

Session 41

: Development of Methods

Chairman

: Carlos Crdenas, Universidad de Magallanes, Chile.

Room

: Canelo

14:30-14:50:
Two phase assessment
system for the effective
monitoring of tropical
forests.
Mathias Schardt.

14:50-15:10:
UAV-borne and airborne
remote sensing for tree
disease symptom
detection.
Magdalena Smigaj et al.

15:30-15:50:
Updating of LiDAR based
forest attribute maps
using digital
photogrammetry
combined with the LiDAR
data.
Hkan Olsson et al.

15:50-16:10:
Use of hybrid modelbased inference with a
sample of LiDAR
measurements to
produce gridded biomass
estimates.
Paul L. Patterson, Sean P.
Healey et al.

15:10-15:30:
Uncertainty of LiDAR
biomass estimators for
tropical forests.
Sassan Saatchi et al.

Session 42

: Forest Mapping & Inventory

Chairman

: Heiko Balzter, University of Leicester, UK.

Room

: Raul

14:30-14:50:
Mapping of forest
attributes across Canada
using Landsat pixel
composites and LiDAR
plots.
Giona Matasci et al.

14:50-15:10:
Mapping the efficacy of
fuel reduction burns
using image-based point
clouds.
Luke Wallace et al.

15:30-15:50:
Multitemporal Landsat
for tree canopy cover
and change.
Jill Derwin et al.

15:50-16:10:
FREE

15:10-15:30:
Mapping forest height
and biomass of the
Choc region, Colombia,
combining stratified
random sampling of
Lidar data and
spaceborne remote
sensing data.
Victoria Meyer et al.

Session 43

: Characterization of Fire Regimes

Chairman

: Mara Lucrecia Pettinari, University of Alcala, Spain.

Room

: Arrayan

14:30-14:50:
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14:50-15:10:
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15:30-15:50:
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15:50-16:10:
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15:10-15:30:
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14:30
Course I

: Forest Canopy Height Mapping with Radar Interferometry Part I

Room

: Alerce

16:10

: Coffee Break

16:40
Course I

: Forest Canopy Height Mapping with Radar Interferometry Part II

Room

: Alerce

Session 44

: Development of Methods

Chairman

: Ralph Dubayah, University of Maryland, USA.

Room

: Canelo

16:40-17:00:
Simulating the spectral
response of tropical tree
species with -d radiative
transfer modeling.
Matheus Pinheiro
Ferreira et al.
17:40-18:00:
FREE

17:00-17:20:
Using LiDAR remote
sensing for identifying
suitable habitat. Case:
Darwin's Fox.
G. Carrasco & R. Briones.

17:20-17:40:
FREE

Session 45

: Forest Mapping & Inventory

Chairman

: Valerie Thomas, Virginia Tech, USA.

Room

: Raul

16:40-17:00:
The ESA GLOBBIOMASS
Project - Preparing the
Ground for Global Forest
Biomass Mapping.
Heiko Balzter et al.

17:00-17:20:
Scale-dependent
mapping of stand
structural heterogeneity
from airborne LiDAR
data.
Collins Kukunda & Philip
Beckschfer.

17:20-17:40:
Stereo matched very
high-resolution satellite
images for predictions of
forest variables.
H.J. Persson et al.

17:40-18:00:
FREE

Session 46

: Characterization of Fire Regimes

Chairman

Room

: Arrayan

16:40-17:00:
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17:40-18:00:
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17:00-17:20:
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17:20-17:40:
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Session 47

: Forest Monitoring

Chairman

: Sean Healey, United States Forest Service, USA.

Room

: Araucaria

16:40-17:00:
Water yield dynamics in
forested watersheds:
Using Landsat annual
time series for the
assessment of eco
services in national
forests of the
Intermountain West,
USA.
Alexander J. Hernandez
et al.
17:40-18:00:
FREE

17:00-17:20:
Understanding the large
area disturbance history
of Australian Sclerophyll
forests.
Simon Jones et al.

17:20-17:40:
Validating a Forest
Canopy Disturbance Map
in North Central USA.
Mark D. Nelson et al.

18:00

: Plenary Session Round Table: Future of ForestSAT (Auditorium)

Chair

: Maureen Duane and Juan Surez.

Date

: FRIDAY, November 18, 2016

08:30
Course II

: LiDAR Part I

Room

: Raul

08:30
Course III

: Design of Forest Inventories based on Remote Sensing Data Part I

Room

: Quillay

10:50

: Coffee Break

11:20
Course II

: LiDAR Part II

Room

: Raul

11:20
Course III

: Design of Forest Inventories based on Remote Sensing Data - Part II

Room

: Quillay

13:10

: End ForestSAT 2016

17:00

: Bus to Excursion Termas de Chillan, until Sunday 20

POSTER SESSION
1. 3-D model of a mediterranean tree-grass ecosystem for remote sensing
applications.
Javier Pacheco-Labrador, John Gajardo, David Riao, M. Pilar Martn.
2. A web service proposal for forest inventory of fast-growing species in areas with
small-size property using free software: GRASS GIS, WPS and LiDAR.
Miguel Cordero, Eduardo Corbelle, David Miranda.
3. Above ground biomass related to field measurement errors.
Trucos C., R., Paudel, P., Kleinn, C.
4. Airborne dual band Radar for rural cadastre.
Dieter Lbeck, Rafael A. S. Rosa, Christian Wimmer, Karlus A. C. Macedo, Juliano
Lzaro.
5. ALS-based forest inventory data and stem data from harvester to predict timber
quality of Norway spruce structural timber.
Carolin Fischer, Marius Hauglin, Terje Gobakken, Olav Hib, Geir I. Vestl.
6. Analysis of land cover classes separability using optical and SAR data in areas of
high cloud content in northern South America.
Sebastin Palomino-ngel, Jess A. Anaya-Acevedo.
7. Application of high resolution satellite data for monitoring forest areas in
changeable climatic conditions.
Zbigniew Bochenek, Dariusz Ziolkowski, Maciej Bartold, Karolina Orlowska, Bogdan
Zagajewski.
8. Application of LiDAR remote sensing in building precise forest inventory.
H.L. Shrestha, L. Thapa.
9. Assessing the carbon and water balance of Boreal forests using a process-based
model driven by satellite images.
Minunno F., Mutanen T., Aurela M, Hme T, Liski Y, Vesala T, Mkel A.
10. Assessing the impact of logging in Tierra del Fuego.
Carlos Olave, Angela De Santis.
11. Assessment of forest productivity from MODIS NPP data in relation to forest
management and optimal leaf area index.
Mait Lang, Tiit Nilson, Mathias Neumann, Adam Moreno.
12. Automatic recognition of burned areas with the use of a support vector machine
(SVM) using VNIR spectral bands with multiple satellite sensors.
Manuel Castro, Patricio Acevedo.

13. Barren ground caribou (Rangifer tarandus groenlandicus) behaviour after recent
fire events; integrating caribou telemetry data with Landsat fire detection
techniques.
Gregory J.M. Rickbeil, Txomin Hermosilla, Nicholas C. Coops, Joanne C. White,
Michael A. Wulder.
14. Biomass estimation using at-surface reflectance multispectral aerial images. Is
PLSR more accurate than vegetation indices? Do calibration targets matter? Can
the calibration of one image be used for adjacent images?
Miguel Marabel, Flor Alvarez-Taboada.
15. Change detection in multitemporal SAR orthoimages.
Rafael A. S. Rosa, David Fernandes, Joo B. Nogueira Jr. , Karlus A. C. Macedo,
Juliano Lzaro, Dieter Lbeck.
16. Characterization of forest structures through the synergic fusion of airborne LiDAR
and multispectral sensor-derived difference vegetation index.
Manzanera, JA., Garca-Abril, A., Pascual, C, Tejera, R, Martn-Fernndez S,
Martnez-Falero E, Valbuena, R.
17. Characterization of the wildland-urban interface using LiDAR data and OBIA as a
tool for fire risk prevention and management at a local scale.
Miguel A. Rodrguez-Garrido, Jos Carlos Garca Lpez, Flor Alvarez-Taboada.
18. Comparison of UAV Photograph based and Airborne LiDAR based Point Clouds over
Forest From a Forestry Application Perspective.
Christian Thiel, Christiane Schmullius.
19. Detecting the spread of invasive tree species in central Chile with combined
Landsat and Sentinel-2 data.
Tobias Schmidt, Michael Foerster, Birgit Kleinschmit, Julian Cabezas, Fabian
Fassnacht.
20. Development of forest-yield maps generated from data automatically collected by
forest harvesters.
Alejandro Olivera, Rien Visser.
21. Disentangling recent patterns in litter fall of european forests with remote sensing
data across a continental scale.
Mathias Neumann, Hubert Hasenauer.
22. Dominant tree species dynamics informed by 30 years of Landsat time series in
mountain areas of Northern Spain.
Cristina Gmez, Isabel Aull, Fernando Montes.
23. Dynamic replacement of native forest and scrubland by exotics plantations in Chile
Central 1975-2014.
Lissette Corts and Jaime Hernndez.

24. Edge influence on the moisture content in relicts of tropical rainforest in the
municipality El Retorno (Guaviare, Colombia).
Mara Constanza Meza Elizalde & Dolors Armenteras Pascual.
25. EO-1 Swir band detection capability and comparison with Landsat.
Shannon Franks, Christopher Neigh.
26. Estimacin y monitoreo de cobertura de malezas a travs de imgenes satelitales.
Rodrigo Saavedra, Rodrigo Burgos, Jorge Requena, Mauricio Reyes, Cecilia Muoz.
27. Exploring remote sensing potential in LULUCF inventories in Aragn.
Eva Sevillano, Eduardo Notivol, Guadalupe Zrate.
28. Forest area changes and impact of forest boundary delineation on change
detection in forested landscapes in Eastern Europe.
Urmas Peterson and Jaan Liira.
29. ForestMap, combining regional LiDAR plot-level allometry and web-based
technologies to offer high resolution forest inventories.
Jose Luis Tome, Toms Sanchez Pellicer, Jose Antonio Navarro, Iigo Escamochero
Osa, Alfredo Fernandez Landa.
30. Fractal Volumetric Bouligand-Minkowski Classification of Forest trees.
Joo Herrera, Joo Batista do Esprito Santo Neto, Lcio Andr de Castro Jorge.
31. Impacto de los patrones y procesos de cambio sobre la cobertura forestal a escala
municipal: Caso de estudio en Chmeza Casanare.
Anglica Quintana Linares y Beatriz H Ramrez.
32. Improving merchantable timber volume accuracy for balsam fir plots by analyzing
the spatial distribution of airborne LiDAR returns.
Sarah Yoga B., Jean Bgin, Benot St-Onge, Martin Riopel.
33. Interpreted high resolution imagery for rapid assessment of land use and land
cover changes in the United States - The USDA Forest Services Image-based
Change Estimation (ICE) project.
Mark Finco, Abigail Schaaf, Kevin Megown, Paul Patterson, Tracey Frescino, James
Blehm.
34. Landsat reveals the impact of disturbance on carbon storage in the United States
National Forest System.
Sean Healey, Alex Hernandez, Chris Garrard, James McCarter, Crystal Raymond.
35. Large area tree species mapping in mixed temperate forests from multi-temporal
RapidEye satellite images and LiDAR data.
Paul Magdon, Collins Kukunda, Hans Fuchs and Christoph Kleinn.
36. Large tree diameter distribution modeling using airborne LiDAR and ground truth
data in subtropical forest of Nepal.
Parvez Rana, Jari Vauhkonen, Basanta Gautam, Zhengyang Hou and Timo Tokola.

37. Local pivotal method sampling design combined with micro stands utilizing
airborne laser scanning data in a long term forest management planning setting.
Rami Saad, Jrgen Wallerman, Johan Holmgren, Tomas Lms.
38. Mapping alpine wetland in Zoige County, China using random forest classifier and
Landsat-5 tm data.
Yong Wang, Lichao Jiang.
39. Mapping Amazonian biodiversity and geology using basin-wide fern species
inventories and Landsat imagery.
Jasper Van doninck, Gabriela Zuquim, Gabriel Moulatlet, Glenda Cardenas, Hanna
Tuomisto.
40. Mapping and small area estimation of forest parameters in the Norwegian
National Forest Inventory.
Johannes Breidenbach, Johannes Rahlf, Rasmus Astrup.
41. Mapping forest degradation caused by fires in 2010 in Mato Grosso State, Brazilian
Amazon using Landsat TM fraction images.
Yosio E. Shimabukuro, Egidio Arai, Liana O. Anderson, Luiz Eduardo Arago,
Valdete Duarte.
42. Mapping mangrove forests with L-band repeat-pass polarimetric synthetic
aperture radar interferometry.
Michael Denbina and Marc Simard.
43. Mapping the 3D structure of a tropical rainforest using terrestrial laser scanning
a quality assessment.
Fabian D. Schneider, Daniel Kkenbrink, Michael E. Schaepman and Felix Morsdorf.
44. Measuring stem diameters - a comparison of three methods.
Susann Klatt, Johannes Breidenbach, Rasmus Astrup.
45. Modeling of ALS data statistics in tree-level application to single tree detection
using Bayesian inference.
Teemu Luostari, Timo Lhivaara, Petteri Packalen, Aku Seppnen.
46. Monitoring of forests to determine different levels of change.
K. Sepp, R.G.H. Bunce, M. Lang, M. Villoslada, S. Mucher.
47. Multiscale forest health mapping: the potential of airborne LiDAR, imaging
spectroscopy and very-high resolution satellite imagery.
Iurii Shendryk, Mirela G. Tulbure, Mark Broich, Andrew McGrath, David Keith,
Sergey V. Alexandrov.
48. Optimal size and location of biomass-based powerplants in Brazil using GIS.
Thaisa Ribeiro Teixeira, Carlos Antonio Alvares Soares Ribeiro, Gustavo Eduardo
Marcatti, Alexandre Lorenzon, Alexandre Santos.
49. Optimization of dynamic a global vegetation model at a land cover remote sensing
data for better representation of Russian forests.

Sergey Venevsky, Sergey Khvostikov, Sergey Bartalev.


50. Phenological observations from a hyperspectral camera in the Amazonian Tapajos
National Forest.
Yhasmin Mendes de Moura, Lnio Soares Galvo, Thomas Hilker, Cibele H. do
Amaral, Scott R. Saleska, Jin Wu, Luiz E. O. C. Arago.
51. Predicting the aboveground biomass of individual trees using remote sensing data
and new allometric models: a case study in Norway.
Michele Dalponte, Lorenzo Frizzera, Hans Ole rka, Tommaso Jucker, Terje
Gobakken, Erik Nsset, Damiano Gianelle.
52. Quality control and quality assessment of LiDAR data.
Assis, M.; Cantinho, R. Z.; Oliveira, P. V. C.; dos-Santos, M. N.; Gorgens, E. B.;
Ometto, J. P.
53. Reconstructing forest changes in a fragmented landscape of southwest France
from multiple data sources: ecological implications.
P.-A. Herrault, D. Sheeren, M. Fauvel, M. Paegelow.
54. Regional predictive mapping of paludification black spruce forests in the north
eastern Canada using remote sensing and statistical modeling.
Osvaldo Valeria, Nicolas Mansuy, Ahmed Laamrani, Nicole Fenton and Yves
Bergeron.
55. Remote sensing of forest ecosystem services: statistical relations between imaging
spectroscopy and temperate forest patterns.
Vincent Thierion, Corinne Corcher, David Sheeren, Aude Vialatte, Mathieu Fauvel.
56. Study on forest biomass in Zoige based on optical and microwave remote sensing.
Yuanyuan Yang, Yong Wang.
57. Synergistic use of SAR and optical datasets for forest biomass retrieval and
characterization of forests in temperate zone - A national case study Poland.
Hoscilo Agata, Ziolkowski Dariusz, Lewandowska Aneta, Sterenczak Krzysztof,
Bochenek Zbigniew, Bartold Maciej.
58. Terrestrial Condition Assessment for National Forests of the USDA Forest Service in
the Continental US.
Keith Reynolds, Dave Cleland, Robert Vaughan, Barbara Schrader.
59. Terrestrial laser Scanning: towards a standard protocol for biophysical parameter
estimation.
Phil Wilkes, Mat Disney, Kim Calders, Andy Burt, Matheus Boni Vicari and Philip
Lewis.
60. The 2016 NASA AfriSAR campaign for tropical forest structure and biomass
measurements: design, execution and first results.

Lola Fatoyinbo, Christy Hansen, Naiara Pinto, Michelle Hofton, Bryan Blair, Sassan
Saatchi, Marc Simard, Yunling Lou, Ralph Dubayah, Scott Hensley, Laura
Duncanson, Marco Lavalle.
61. The changes of forest area in Cide for using GIS between 1985 to 2015.
Mehmet Cetin, Hakan Sevik.
62. Tropical forest height and structure estimation from AfriSAR campaign PolInSAR
data in Gabon.
Marco Lavalle, Ralph Dubayah and Lola Fatoymbo.
63. Uncertainty estimation of stand structural variables in LiDAR-based forest
inventories at different sample sizes.
Sastre L, Mauro F, Pascual C, Gomez-Roux M, Manzanera JA, Garcia-Abril A.
64. Using historical satellite time-series to test an hypothesis of forest susceptibility to
the bark beetle outbreak.
Martin Hais, Jan Wild, Ludk Berec, Josef Brna, Robert Kennedy, Justin Braaten,
Kateina Hellebrandov, Zdenk Bro.
65. Using satellite data to estimate gas emissions into the atmosphere by burning
biomass in Mexico.
Maria Isabel Cruz Lopez.
66. Using UAV Technology for Tree Height and Biomass Estimation in Natural Forests.
Dante Corti, Gerardo Vergara, Mariano Garca, Carlos Bahamondez.