Funded Research Projects: FOREST ECOLOGY

Characterizing Forest Structure Using Airborne LIDAR

Research Sponsored By: US Forest Service
Principal Investigator: Jerry Franklin
Project Description
This project will extend current research methods to new forest regions, currently planned to be a study area in the Blue Mountains in Oregon and Washington State and on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. Existing methods for examining forest structure and health developed for forests in California, Oregon, and Washington State developed by the collaborators will be applied the new study areas. The results will then be analyzed both to study forest structure and health within the study area and within the larger context of forests across these states.