Research leader

Prof Simon Jones Research Leader

End User representatives

Sam Hillman End-User

Point clouds derived from Terrestrial Laser Scanning and Airborne Laser Scanning have been used previously to measure tree-based characteristics and only recently been used to measure fine fuel vegetation characteristics. The research project investigated the following research questions:

  • What are effective scanning techniques to use in conjunction with a low-cost TLS that balances time and data quality and provides the required information to describe fuel hazard at the plot scale?
  • What is the relationship between airborne and terrestrial laser scans in terms of describing fuel attributes?