3D Tree Models for Forest Dynamics

Laser scanning technologies are rapidly altering dramatically the availability of measurements about forest stand dynamics. It is and will be possible to acquire detailed and precise 3D representations of individual trees in different phases of forest growth at low cost. Such data provides means to effectively monitor forests in 4D and offers prospects and challenges especially to models of forest dynamics that work at sub-crown level. This meeting focuses on interaction of 3D forest models and laser scanning data. All aspects of this broad topic are suitable for the meeting. The topic of databases and experiments for identification of 3D models will also be covered.

The 3D Tree Models for Forest Dynamics workshop is organized in Helsinki, Finland on January 9th and 10th, 2020. The event is co-organized by the Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE) and Inverse Tampere at Tampere University (TAU), the aggregation of the recently merged Tampere University of Technology and University of Tampere.

Themes and topics

The programme includes presentations and poster sessions, and some time for discussions. The three sessions are

3D data for forest analyses

Invited talk

Model identification using 3D forest data

Invited talk

Towards analysis of forest functioning

Registration and venue

The meeting takes place in 9-10 January, 2020 near the center of Helsinki in the Metsätalo, room 4 of the University of Helsinki. Some close by accommodation recommendations are available. Please register and book your stay as soon as possible.

Call for papers

Short (max 250 words) abstracts of oral or poster presentations are solicited. The extended deadline for the submissions is on October 6, 2019. Please indicate if you prefer an oral or a poster presentation. All abstracts will be reviewed by the Organising Committee and notifications of acceptance go out no later than October 31, 2019, after which the registration opens. All accepted abstracts will be published on this site.

All contributors to the meeting are invited to submit a full paper to a special issue of Annals of Botany. The papers will be reviewed according to the normal standards of Annals of Botany.

An Initiative of a QSM/TLS database

The LUKE and TAU are building a database for storing and sharing TLS and/or QSM data openly with the scientific community. Planning is currently ongoing, and you can participate and help the process by participating in a survey. The results of the survey will be presented at the meeting and furthermore establishing database(s) in general for identification of models will be discussed.