Welcome to the LASERS lab
The LASERS Lab conducts research in remote sensing of the environment, with a core component in laser or lidar remote sensing of three-dimensional vegetation structure using data from sensors on terrestrial, airborne and spaceborne platforms. The lab focuses on algorithmic developments to derive vegetation biophysical parameters, including biomass, carbon, forest fuels, fire risk, and other structural metrics that enable advanced research in ecological and earth system sciences. The lab owns and operates advanced laser scanning and imaging systems on terrestrial and UAV/UAS platforms and uses state of the art remote sensing methods for assessing ecosystem dynamics and land cover mapping.
Professor, Dept. of Ecology and Conservation Biology